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Leave Madonna’s age out of it: Nobody gets a free pass to grope at will – Salon

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All the kerfuffle about the Madonna/Drake kiss misses the only issue that actually matters: Consent.

It’s the year 2015 and I’d like us to get one thing straight: Consent.

Consent about people’s bodies and the boundaries around their bodies, especially (but not only) when we’re talking about sex.

It’s something that hasn’t been respected for most of our history. A lot of us have grown up in cultures where we were taught that consent was implied, or optional, something to be coaxed or nudged or pressured into.

And sometimes that works out. Some people think it’s more fun that way, because they think two partners ought to be able to read unspoken, non-verbal cues without having to resort to verbal ones.

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