Expert Was Mocked For Suggesting Parents Ask Their Babies For Consent To Change Diapers
May 23, 2018 17:53
No one can argue against the importance of teaching children about the culture of consent. A child should be able to recognize a situation in which an adult makes (or tries to make) inappropriate physical contact with him or her and know how to act right in such circumstances. But what is the right way to educate children about this sensitive issue and teach them how to stay safe? Which methods and approaches are reasonable? Can we go too far?
Speaking on ABC News, Deanne Carson, a Melbourne-based sexuality educator, suggested parents could foster the culture of consent right from birth, such as by asking: “I’m going to change your nappy now, is that OK?”
The expert made this suggestion during a segment about teaching consent to children. However, many people have since expressed their confusion over the following idea, and Deanne Carson became the center of an international social media storm. Many viewers found such statements ridiculous.