This video, the content of which was developed by a feminist blogger who goes by the name of Rockstardinosaurpirateprincess, does an amazing job of describing the conditions under which consent to sexual activity can occur. In the video, tea is used as a metaphor for sexual activity and to that end, in the video the narrator goes through all of the various conditions that may or may not occur when one is asking another if they would like to drink tea (engage in sexual activity) and all of the various ways that the potential tea drinker (potential sexual partner) may respond.
This is an excellent resource to use in engaging students around what does or does not constitute consent. It is very short, very clear and makes it point quickly, yet emphatically. These are exactly the kinds of resources that should be used to engage students in a realistic discussion regarding consent to sexual activity.
(And remember, training sessions regarding the topic of sexual consent is now required under Title Ix of the Education Act of 1972.)
It’s a quick, fun resource for students, as is the Rockstardinosaurpirateprincess blog, that discusses many facets of sexuality, in a way that is relevant to young people today.
Consent is Not Actually That Complicated