Bring consent out of the bedroom. I think part of the reason we have trouble drawing the line “it’s not okay to force someone into sexual activity” is that in many ways, forcing people to do things is part of our culture in general. Cut that shit out of your life. If someone doesn’t want to go to a party, try a new food, get up and dance, make small talk at the lunchtable—that’s their right. Stop the “aww c’mon” and “just this once” and the games where you playfully force someone to play along. Accept that no means no—all the time.
The Pervocracy: Consent culture. (via wickedgirlssavingourselves)
Oh god. This is so so so important to remember in social situations.
Forcing people to do things that they’re not comfortable doing, does more harm than good. Yes, It’s good for people to step outside their comfort zone, it’s one of the ways we grow as people. However, it should ALWAYS always always always be a choice and on their terms.