(Content Warning: Sexual violence)
Just what does consent mean?
As we communicate, the differences between our words is significant. In just a few words, this short poem cuts quick and deep to the true meaning of consent.
With an unexpected turn, Imani Cezanne skillfully shows how rape violates the vital need for someone to give willful, affirmative consent before sex. Her words are chilling and unforgettable.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Alcohol and Consent
- Navigating Consent: Debunking the “Gray Area” Myth
- Exposing 5 Sex Myths That Impact Your Choices as a Woman
- 4 Ways Parents Teach Kids that Consent Doesn’t Matter
Imani Cezanne is a passionate poet, workshop facilitator, community organizer and slam coach born and raised in San Diego, CA. She just recently returned home from taking 2nd place at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas.
Video courtesy of Button Poetry. For more amazing spoken word performances, check them out on YouTube and Facebook.
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