The Consent Workshop How Purity Culture Enables Rape Culture

How Purity Culture Enables Rape Culture

Purity culture: any teaching that places the honour of a girl/woman on her vagina and reinforces the idea that premarital sex make women worthless. Purity /noun/: the state or quality of being pure. Pure /adjective/: clean and not containing any harmful substances; complete and total. Purity culture is blaming Eve for giving the apple to Adam and enticing him to sin. Every Christian girl knows Eve is the architect of our misfortune. Every bad thing women experience today is a result of Eve’s sin. Purity culture is comparing girls who are sexually active to expired food products. Because you know, girls automatically become expired milk after they have sex. It… Read More

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The Consent Workshop Back to the Basics. Let’s Talk Consent!

Back to the Basics. Let’s Talk Consent!

As important as consent is and as talked about as it seems to be, we still donʼt talk about it enough, so itʼs understandable if youʼre not completely sure of what it is and what it is not. Because of the way consent is received whenever it is brought up, the discourse around it is somewhat pacifying but thatʼs the wrong way to talk about it. So what is the right way to talk about it? We live in a world where comedians feel rape stories in which they are the perpetrators, are a funny anecdote. We live in a world were Brad Williams describes himself partaking in sexual activities with a… Read More

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The Consent Workshop Reforming Sexual Laws In Nigeria

Reforming Sexual Laws In Nigeria

We can begin the conversation on the current state of the framework of sexual laws in Nigeria and its possible improvement, by an examination of the existing legal protection, if any, provided by the Nigerian law. It is certainly not out of place to assert that Nigerian laws on sexual harassment seem to be inadequate and for victims of sexual harassment to be properly protected in Nigeria effective protection must be provided by our laws. In this article, we will focus on the provisions in Nigerian law regarding rape, specifically marital rape and the age of consent.  The criminal code defines rape as any sexual intercourse with anyone without his or… Read More

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The Consent Workshop Religion and Rape Culture

Religion and Rape Culture

Consent is a voluntary affirmative response required before engaging in any physical and/or sexual activity. As simple as this is, it’s unfortunate that the idea of consent is disregarded, rejected and even frowned upon in many parts of the world. Religion has also played a huge role is the violation of consent where it concerns women. As a result, many women and girls have been subjected to inhumane treatment and stripped of their autonomy – their rights over their bodies and lives. For such a regressive postulation to have existed for thousands of years, various belief systems were put in place in different societies to ensure that it continues to thrive… Read More

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The Consent Workshop TCW Chat: Dayo Adedapo

TCW Chat: Dayo Adedapo

Dayo Adedapo is an accomplished professional working in a global bank and an amateur philosopher. Look him up on Twitter @TrophyHusbandD where he discusses a varied range of topics from Feminism to Politics via musings of Love Island. Dayo enjoys eating, procrastinating and drinking wine and he lives in Northampton UK with his partner who is also a banker. Dayo aspires to be an author once he gets the whole ‘procrastination’ thing out of his system. Look out for his book in 2020 or 2030…depending. This week we had a conversation about consent and toxic masculinity and here is what he had to say. Understanding Consent What does consent mean… Read More

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