Thank you for your response Yvan Vivid! It’s clear that you read my piece very carefully and I appreciate how thoughtfully you’ve engaged with my ideas.
Sometimes it does unfortunately feel as if the task of “demystifying” rape is still necessary (just look at some of the comments on this piece!) but I agree, our sex education needs more positive and realistic depictions of consent. I didn’t talk about actual sex education much in the piece, but I think that the real “endgame” here, in terms of fighting rape culture, starts with sex ed.
Thanks again ~