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The Consent Guidebook: A Practical Approach to Consensual, Respectful, and Enthusiastic Interactions
With the fierce momentum of the #MeToo movement, it has become clear that the conversation around consent is in the process of major evolution. For the first time in modern history, consent is being brought to the forefront of social awareness, and society is outraged at what has been uncovered in regard to boundary crossing, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. We, as a ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published March 1st 2018 by Authorhouse
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Jun 10, 2018 Beverly Diehl rated it it was amazing
This short book establishes an excellent overview on consent - what it is, why we need it, how to practice it, and even what to do if we are violated or have violated another person.<br /><br />Disclaimer: I'm personally acquainted with the author and contributed to the funding for the first run of this book.<br /><br />Even if I didn't know the author, however, I would recommend that EVERYONE buy a copy of this book and refer to it often. Our culture has taught us to "be nice" or, alternatively, to "take what you can ...more
This quick, concise guide is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn more about how consent works and those who teach consent. Erin breaks things down into simple steps for all kinds of interactions, including those with family. Using a lighthearted tone leads to an enjoyable read on a subject that can in less skilled hands feel really awkward & preachy. She pulls in other experts in the field for quotes and comments which add a lot of nuance.
This is such an important and digestible book! Erin Tillman, a skilled and experienced dating coach, shares her own knowledge as well as thoughts from a range of fellow experts. The messages are so practical and go far beyond sexual consent, which is hugely important. While it holds takeaways for any age group, "The Consent Guidebook" should be made available to college students everywhere.
If you know your way around consent, the beginning might feel slow, because it's definitions (but even there it's good to check your assumptions, own beliefs, etc.), but then it picks up and it was a very nice read, gave me a lot of practical ideas.