Woman tweets viral thread about all the times men did not rape her

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Thursday 04 October 2018 12:15
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As the #MeToo movement continues to steam roll its way across Hollywood and politics, there are lots of conversations taking place surrounding consent.

In the past week, Dr Christine Blasey Ford testified against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who she alleges sexually assaulted her.

She stood before the Senate Judiciary Committee where she said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school.

Alongside her testimony, thousands of women used social media to share their harrowing experiences with sexual assault.

A writer called Maura Quint went from a different angle, and instead shared all the times the men she was with had recognised what consent is - and isn't.

In one story, she recalls that when she was at a bar, she had drank a lot of wine coolers. A man asked if she wanted to leave and she said “maybe".

‘”Maybe isn’t yes,” he had responded. She went home "un-assaulted, because [she] hadn’t talked to a rapist at that party".

There were a few stories she shared with people.

In another, she recalls that after sharing a kiss with a man, he asked her "Yes?" and she didn't say anything in response. He stopped kissing her.

One time she was sexually intimate with a man and then she wanted to stop. He listened.

Quint adds that sexual assault has nothing to do with what a woman is wearing or how she behaves - it's got to do with (in this example) men, and whether or not they decide to touch a woman without her consent.

Inspired by Quint, other women shared their own experiences with men who know the meaning of consent

And men, too.

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