Jaclyn Friedman was groundbreaking when her book Yes Means Yes redefined the rules and verbiage of sexual consent. However, it is time to delve deeper into the subject. Consent is not the green light for having sex, but rather is the ongoing conversation between partners that continues throughout a sexual interaction.
Changing our basic power structure can move us beyond our rape culture to prevent sexual violence in the world into which our kids will grow up. Bystanders are critical in becoming a heard voice towards equalizing the societal imbalances of power.