Throughout my life, I have always made sure that I understood right from wrong – and even though I did my best to draw those lines, I recognized that not everyone around me did so. In today’s world, it’s much more difficult to keep circumstances like that in the back room, or the bedroom, and we are much more connected, and have a bigger responsibility, both to our professional and our private relationships.
Everyone needs boundaries in life and it should be no different in a sexual situation. It’s an individual responsibility to respect each and ever other human being on this planet.
Many aspects of the news out there about how people were treating each other caught my attention, and I began to envision and discuss the possibility of creating a new dynamic, which others had been as well, because we now know that it is called Affirmative Consent. The idea for this particular tech project began to take shape, especially since it involved a subject very near and dear to me: sex.
It’s important to understand how thirsty for new experiences the average college student is. Having been one myself, even I know - and knew - that there has to be a new line drawn. It seems to me that now a days, the current lines are being crossed more and more.
No one wants to get violated, harassed, assaulted, demoralized, abused, embarrassed, or hurt. I know I certainly don’t want it to happen to me. And I know that I don’t want it to happen to women, either women I know or women I don’t know.
People need to uphold a standard of values in everyday life because that’s what I was taught. That’s how I was raised. I know that I had my digressions when I was young, but I held certain values, and I want to see others do the same. This is my perspective on how people should conduct their lives on a daily basis.
I watch the news, and I wonder why we don’t know how to communicate with each other. I envisioned what we call the Affirmative Consent Project, as a way to change the conversation.
I wanted to change the way guy’s think, change the way girls think, change the conversation. If our team can help to change the conversation then people will perhaps change themselves.
This is a groundbreaking movement that our team is very excited to be a part of. We are excited about the possibilities for the future. We are excited about protecting people from themselves through education. We are excited about changing the culture of consent.