This design is meant to stir conversation by highlighting the importance of people ensuring consent at every stage of physical intimacy. If someone is not able to give their full consent, whatever the circumstances, any advance could be an assault.
Consent is very much a hot topic at the moment, especially after the Me Too Campaign. This was a significant turning point, as it showed that a person can be coerced or threatened in ways that are not physical or direct, especially if they are dealing with someone in a power position. However, studies have shown that there is still little understanding regarding the true meaning of consent. We need to all understand where the line truly lies, not only in order to diminish the number of victims of sexual assault, but also to ensure that those that are assaulted receive the justice they deserve.
Artist: Bridget Moore
One study in the UK found that approximately a third of male college students were not clear as to what constitutes rape or sexual assault. Furthermore, the same study reported that just over 30% of participants stated that they would have intentions to force a woman into sex if nobody knew about it and there would not be any lasting consequences. (YouGov)
However, there is definitely hope for the future. Studies around the world have found that there is a distinctive generational gap regarding attitudes pertaining to consent and sexual violence. For example, one study reported that more than a third of people over 65 did not believe that a person could be raped in marriage. In contrast, only 16% of 16-24-year-olds agreed with the statement. Moreover, the lack of clarity regarding definitions has been accredited as being one of the reasons why the vast majority of rape and sexual assault assaults are acquitted. (Time)
Returns:Our items are custom made just for you; each item is made with love and passion. For that reason, we don't offer returns. We do offer exchanges if your item arrives damaged or has any defects. Please verify your product size is correct before ordering.
Shipping: All products are custom ordered. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Shipment may be subject to customs or duty fees.