5 Ways We Ignore Children’s Agency That Perpetuate Rape Culture

Children deserve autonomy like anyone else, age shouldn't deny them the same universal rights to safety, comfort and choice. Some of these situations surprised us, which ones surprised you?

“Give auntie a kiss! She came all this way to see you.”

These examples can seem so harmless – everyday ways we teach children to be obedient, to mind their manners, and to follow traditions. But this comic shows how these lessons can have a more damaging impact than you might think.

When you consider it this way, it’s no wonder that rape culture is so pervasive – and it’s clear why we need to respect consent for people of all ages, including our children.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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