Consent’s So-Called ‘Gray Areas’ Aren’t Confusing At All with This Poet’s Analogies

(Content Warning: Rape and sexual assault)

“What if we’re just both really drunk? What if she sends mixed messages? What if I’m trying to do the right thing, but I read those signals wrong?”

We’ve heard all these questions and more about consent. So, are there “gray areas” where rape doesn’t really count as rape? Gaunte’s clever spoken word piece shows why the answer to that question is a clear no.

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The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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GUANTE is a hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist, educator and writer. He and/or his work has appeared on Upworthy, MSNBC, Racialicious, Feministing, MPR, Everyday Feminism, Night Vale Radio, the Progressive, City Pages’ “Artists of the Year” list and URB Magazine’s “Next 1000” list, and he has performed everywhere from the United Nations to the Soundset hip hop festival to hundreds of colleges, clubs, and theaters across the country. Check out his website here and follow him on Twitter @elguante.

Video courtesy of Button Poetry. For more amazing spoken word performances, check them out on YouTube and Facebook.<