Why Consent Is Beyond Yes and No

The reason why I began this series was to address how we understand sex and sexuality and how that shapes our views on consent and sexual abuse.

Every few months in India, there is a horrific rape case that ‘shakes the nation’ and there are lengthy debates about consent and feminism. I began to wonder. If the phrase ‘No means No’ is practically hammered into our minds by the media, why is it that we keep getting it wrong? Why do we still need to talk about consent?

Our Upbringing, Our Education, Our Institutions