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Many people argue the meaning of consent, always giving the same reasons or explanations, defending the idea that saying yes before means saying yes to the future. Some seem to think that defining consent is hard, impossible even, but it really isn’t. No means no, no matter when they say it, whether they’ve said yes before, or if they’ve just changed their mind. Unless they agree and say yes, there is no consent. Those that argue otherwise are those that realise they are, and have been, in the wrong. This article brilliantly defines consent. So next time someone says no, seems unsure, changes their mind, or doesn’t give you an answer, ask them what they want, and in no right should you go against their wish. Consent belongs to you, no one can take it away from you, and no one has the right to either.


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