Consent is getting and giving permission to do something that may
make anyone uncomfortable or a way to offer help that may or may not be
needed. Consent can be given for a range of activities, such as holding
the door for someone to hugging to getting intimate. A lot of people
don't realize how big of a deal consent can be, or rather, how big of a
deal crossing a consent boundary can be. They also don't realize how
easily it could be prevented in the first place.
Has there been a time when someone crossed your boundaries or done something without asking for consent? How did you respond? How did it make you feel? Did it ruin the rest of the time
you shared with that person afterward? Most importantly, did you tell
them how it made you feel?
Has there been a time when you crossed another person's boundaries or not asked for consent before doing something (accidentally or not)? How did they respond? How did you respond?
How do you set boundaries with people you interact with?
Join us for a safer space discussion on consent and boundaries! Also, feel free to check out this submission to the GqC blog titled Consent and Boundaries!
Wednesday, July 31, 7:00pm to 8:15pm Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk) 3656 N. Halsted St. Genderqueer
Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we
have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings
to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out
our working agreements here.
space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in
their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting
to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org!