Consent vs. Assent

Consent vs. Assent

Recently in the past few days the spotlight has been trained on Jian Ghomeshi, a now former CBC radio talk show host who was allegedly fired recently for the content his private sex life, namely his BDSM-like activities. All of which have been made public.

Since the jury is still out, the facts are still being uncovered, and since Ghomeshi hasn't been formally charged with any crimes currently, the speculation for and against Ghomeshi are flying all over most of the popular the social networks. Some have convicted him already in the court of opinion, and some are fence sitting while waiting to see.

While we do NOT condone abusers masquerading as Doms/Dommes. Nor are we looking for the influx of newcomers to the BDSM lifestyle due to the upcoming movie release of 50 shades of grey ( or bullshit ) ...  We felt the need to re-post our original article on Consent vs. Assent in hopes that it may shed some light on the subject of Consent and Assent , hopefully preventing future sexual assaults from occurring under the mask of BDSM.

The more you know.. Before we re-post the previous article, let's do a quick breakdown:

Consent vs. Assent

Consent:

Verb: to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield (often followed by to or an infinitive): He consented to the proposal. We asked her permission, and she consented.

Assent:

Verb: to agree or concur; subscribe to (often followed by to): to assent to a statement; to give in; yield; concede: Assenting to his demands, I did as I was told.

Noun agreement, as to a proposal; concurrence; acquiescence; compliance.

 

Here is the Consent vs. Assent article in it's entirety:

http://fetvancouver.com/consent-vs-assent-why-is-assent-a-better-way-to-obtain-consent

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So, in conclusion: Agreeing is good, yet knowing what you are agreeing to is better.. and leaves less room for regrets later..

Be Safe. Be Sane. Be Consensual!


External Related articles:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/the-ghomeshi-question-the-law-and-consent/article21315629/

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/10/26/cbc_fires_jian_ghomeshi_over_sex_allegations.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed