Can We Talk about Consent?: A Book about Freedom, Choices, and Agreement

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FRANCES LINCOLN, Jan 5, 2021 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 160 pages
What exactly is consent? Why does it matter? How can you negotiate your place in the world while respecting other people's boundaries, and have them respect yours?

Can We Talk About Consent? breaks down the basics of how to have healthy relationships in every aspect of life for readers aged 14 years and older.

Consent is a powerful word, but not everyone understands exactly what it means. This clearly written, stylishly illustrated guide explains clearly what consent means and why it matters--for all of us.
  • With honest explanations by experienced sex and relationships educator Justin Hancock, children will learn how consent is a vital part of how we connect with ourselves and our self-esteem, the people close to us and the wider world.
  • Readers will uncover how to develop and maintain relationships, how to manage and avoid negative relationships, and will learn more about equality and respect.
  • Covers a broad range of topics, including: how we greet each other; how to choose things for ourselves; how we say no to things we don't want to do; communicating and respecting choices in sexual relationships; the factors that can affect a person's ability to choose; and how to empower other people by giving them consent.
  • Colorful, striking illustrations by Fuchsia MacAree help children relate what they read to the world around them.
This guide to consent will set young people on the path to a lifetime of healthy relationships.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
CONSENT AND YOU
10
CHAPTER ONE I went for a pizza
12
CHAPTER TWO Agency clout or ooooompf
18
CONSENT AND OTHERS
26
CHAPTER THREE Doing things with other people
28
CHAPTER FOUR How to ask
34
CHAPTER FIVE About no
44
CHAPTER NINE Consent in groups
116
CONSENT AND THE WORLD
124
CHAPTER TEN Gender
126
CHAPTER ELEVEN How isms make consent harder
132
CHAPTER TWELVE Empower each other with consent
142
ACTIVITIES
146
GLOSSARY
156
RESOURCES
158

CHAPTER SIX Consensual greetings
58
CHAPTER SEVEN The sex bit
68
CHAPTER EIGHT Meh lets not
104
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
159
Copyright
160
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Justin Hancock is a UK-based sex educator with over 20 years of experience. His website, BISHuk.com, is a leading sex and relationships advice resource for users aged 14+, and receives thousands of visits per day. In addition, Justin works with practitioners in sex and relationships, education and sexual health services, providing training and resources.

Fuchsia MacAree is a Dublin-based illustrator. Her practice involves drawing, mural painting and screen printing. Her work has appeared in exhibitions worldwide. Fuchsia's character-based drawings are playful and colorful.

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