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afrafemme:

A friend and I were out with our kids when another family’s two-year-old came up. She began hugging my friend’s 18-month-old, following her around and smiling at her. My friend’s little girl looked like she wasn’t so sure she liked this, and at that moment the other little girl’s mom came up and got down on her little girl’s level to talk to her.

“Honey, can you listen to me for a moment? I’m glad you’ve found a new friend, but you need to make sure to look at her face to see if she likes it when you hug her. And if she doesn’t like it, you need to give her space. Okay?”

Two years old, and already her mother was teaching her about consent.

My daughter Sally likes to color on herself with markers. I tell her it’s her body, so it’s her choice. Sometimes she writes her name, sometimes she draws flowers or patterns. The other day I heard her talking to her brother, a marker in her hand.

“Bobby, do you mind if I color on your leg?”

Bobby smiled and moved himself closer to his sister. She began drawing a pattern on his leg with a marker while he watched, fascinated. Later, she began coloring on the sole of his foot. After each stoke, he pulled his foot back, laughing. I looked over to see what was causing the commotion, and Sally turned to me.

“He doesn’t mind if I do this,” she explained, “he is only moving his foot because it tickles. He thinks its funny.” And she was right. Already Bobby had extended his foot to her again, smiling as he did so.

What I find really fascinating about these two anecdotes is that they both deal with the consent of children not yet old enough to communicate verbally. In both stories, the older child must read the consent of the younger child through nonverbal cues. And even then, consent is not this ambiguous thing that is difficult to understand.

Teaching consent is ongoing, but it starts when children are very young. It involves both teaching children to pay attention to and respect others’ consent (or lack thereof) and teaching children that they should expect their own bodies and their own space to be respected—even by their parents and other relatives.

And if children of two or four can be expected to read the nonverbal cues and expressions of children not yet old enough to talk in order to assess whether there is consent, what excuse do full grown adults have?


actuallyfandoms:

officialsamwinchester:

has this been done yet

oh pluto


daeneryseverdeen:

PITCH PERFECT 2!!!!!! ITS HAPPENING!!!!!


deardeerling:

in west narnia born and raised
through the wardrobe was where i spent most of my days


dnotive:

johnthemod1:

lastchance-lastdance-girl:

tickticktick-boom:

barcarolla:

ultmatecheeseburger42personal:

campindan:

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOIGN ON

THEY’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT

NO NONO NO NO

PHYSCS MAN

PHSYC AND NO THATS NOT WHO IT WHORKS

HELO PE I;SMN SO FUCKING CONFUSDE

This is the equivalent of flipping off Isaac Newton.

my br AIN

I tensed up waiting for stuff to break and then thE WRONG STUFF BROKE.

WHAT IS THIS

I AM IRRATIONALLY ANGRY


galactic-cas:

Finally, he understood that reference. :)


Day 22: The Last Thing You Bought. #photoadayapril #redbull #minioreo #instacollage


Day 21: Bottle. Well yeah. #photoadayapril #bottle #lights

Tagged as: photoadayapril, bottle, lights,


yumeninja:

cyanide-and-lace:

nomalez:

bluedogeyes:

Superheroes in Porn Parodies

The adult industry seem to seriously address our superheroes ! :-)

Links: Cinema / Marvel / DC Comics / Cosplay .

that awkward moment when the porn parodies look better than the actual movies… 

Lol i will never stop hating this Quicksilver -.-

iniquitysoneoftheperks:

cardiffwaless:

THEIR OTP KISSING

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melindahorvath:

phosphorescentt:

megustamemes:

And the Oscar goes to…

this is it. this is the funniest gif ever.

Hahahahahahahahaha his little leg…….


roachpatrol:

4gifs:

[video]

this gif keeps getting better


psychedelic-noodles:

sarcasticmisanthropicvegan:

they were rescued from a testing lab, they’ve never walked on grass before

MY HEART

purgaytorycas:

princess-island:

does the supernatural fandom have a gif for tfios?

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