Many people have heard the saying “no means no”: When someone says no to a sexual act, the other person(s) must respect that no, otherwise it is sexual violence.
Consent is also about working to address power imbalances and creating space for someone to say no, verbal or otherwise. Not being able to say no can lead someone to say yes when they don’t want to. They may say yes:
What are other circumstances when someone might not be able to say “no”? Add your thoughts to your notes using the button.
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