On 1st February 2019 Radhika Shankar @rads_shanks conducted a tweetchat on Decoding Consent: Understanding the gap between what’s okay and what’s not okay.
The chat began by talking about the recent Gillette ad which had sparked a lot of conversation around toxic masculinity. Radhika brought on the first question of the role that toxic masculinity plays in the violation of consent. The audience shared experiences where they had felt uncomfortable expressing that violation of their consent. Radhika also spoke about the issue of consent in the digital world and the difficulties in protecting and respecting consent with more and more people accessing social media and the internet. The audience discussed the conversations of consent that should take place in the workplace enabling and encouraging people to say “No” when they are uncomfortable in a workplace situation. The chat ended by asking the audience for suggestions on ways to build safer spaces where consent is understood and respected.
A Tweetchat by Radhika!