It has been years and something as easy as consent is still impossible for many people to grasp. Just when we think we’ve made progress since Anita Hill testified against Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court nomination, here comes a Brett Kavanaugh to remind us that no, we have not.
What’s wild is the concept of consent — simply keeping your hands to yourself, like you learned as a child — is sometimes viewed as more of a suggestion when it is point-blank not.
Comedian Alice Brine knows how to break it down so *a certain group of men* can best understand.
All you have to do is take real, living human beings and compare them to a man’s prized possessions!
You’ll see what we mean.
Brine begins the post by saying she’s going to go home with random drunk guys and steal everything they own.
OK? Confused, but we’ll hear her out.
“It won’t be my fault though… they were drunk. They should have known better.”
Ooooooohhhhhh. We see where this is headed. And we’re liking this direction.
“I’ll get away with it 90% of the time but then when one brave man takes me to court over it, I’ll argue that I wasn’t sure if he meant it when he said ‘no don’t steal my Audi.’ I just wasn’t sure if he meant it. I said ‘Can I please steal your Gucci watch?’ He said ‘no’ but I just wasn’t sure if he meant it. He was drunk. He brought this on himself. You should have seen how he was dressed at the club, expensive shirts and shoes. What kind of message is he sending with that!? I thought he wanted me to come and steal all of his shit. He was asking for it.”
See, it sounds like a ridiculous argument in court, yet…
“When he said ‘no’ to me taking everything he owned I just didn’t know if he meant it. ‘No’ isn’t objective enough, it could mean anything.”
The post resonated with a lot of people, with it receiving almost 200K reactions and 93K shares. Maybe share it with someone in your life who can’t grasp consent!