(Content Warning: Sexual assault, rape culture, child abuse)
“Give auntie a kiss! She came all this way to see you.”
These examples can seem so harmless – everyday ways we teach children to be obedient, to mind their manners, and to follow traditions. But this comic shows how these lessons can have a more damaging impact than you might think.
When you consider it this way, it’s no wonder that rape culture is so pervasive – and it’s clear why we need to respect consent for people of all ages, including our children.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more, check out:
- 12 Ways Parents Can Teach Their Children Consent
- 3 Mistakes Parents Make When Teaching Consent and Bodily Autonomy – And How to Fix Them
Alli Kirkham is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism and blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Check her out on Twitter @allivanlahr.