This Simple Analogy Perfectly Explains Rape And Consent

by : UNILAD on : 18 Aug 2016 21:38


It’s a sorry fact but even in 2016 there still remains a confusion among some pockets of society that do not understand what constitutes as rape.


Thankfully one Twitter user has explained the concept perfectly with a simple metaphor about the money in your wallet or purse.

As reported by the i100, there is no arguing with this woman’s logic…

[tweet https://twitter.com/thatxxv/status/765559655649030144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw conversation=”false”]


You can’t argue with that.

[tweet https://twitter.com/thatxxv/status/765559775312556036?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw conversation=”false”]

Again, Nafisa is on point.

[tweet https://twitter.com/thatxxv/status/765560254394273793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw conversation=”false”]

Whether you benefited from someone’s generosity in the past does not require them to provide it in the future…

[tweet https://twitter.com/thatxxv/status/765559949753585664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw conversation=”false”]

And just as you have no right to expect similar treatment in the future, you cannot promise it to others by association.

[tweet https://twitter.com/thatxxv/status/765564236994977793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw conversation=”false”]


Transparently clear.

[tweet https://twitter.com/thatxxv/status/765560072558698497?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw conversation=”false”]

[tweet https://twitter.com/thatxxv/status/765560458120015872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw conversation=”false”]

Frankly it’s pretty disgusting that anyone would need to draw on the understandable frustration of having just £5 (or dollars) taken from them to understand the notions of rape or consent – but the beauty of this metaphor is it’s simplicity.

As far as teaching devices go Nafisa has absolutely smashed this, and hopefully it clears up any and all confusion of anyone who it’s explained to.

Topics: Life


The i100
  1. The i100

    This £5 note metaphor is the perfect way to explain rape and consent to someone who doesn't understand