In order to understand consent there's a lot of unlearning that needs to be done at an individual and societal level.

One of the biggest things to unlearn is that many people don't hear the 'no' if it isn't a loud or violent one. 


A few other things to unlearn are:

1. The clothes of an individual DO NOT indicate consent.
2. Consent is REVERSIBLE. Consent once given, can be taken back.
3. Marriage is NOT a license to sex. The relationship status of individuals does not determine consent.
4. Paying for someone’s drinks or dinner on a date does not mean they owe sex in return.


Remember: 'No' means 'no.' No justification or explanation is needed.