What Is Sexual Consent? Watch Delhiites Decode It

What Is Sexual Consent? Watch Delhiites Decode It


Two movements – #MeToo and #TimesUp – has finally reached India, sparking a debate around consent in schools, colleges and workspaces. On that note, The Quint ventured into the streets of Delhi to understand what the aam aadmi (common man) makes of it.

Understand Consent in Five Minutes

I think, it’s no use explaining to people, time and again, that if we educate boys on consent, it is possible to change their attitudes and behaviours. If we educate boys on consent, we will create a new India.

Also Read : Have 5 Minutes? This Powerful Video on Consent Will Blow Your Mind

Puppets Explain Consent

For long kathputli, a theatre form native to Rajasthan – which makes use of string puppets to provide authentic, homegrown entertainment – has been used to drive home important social messages. Here, it’s being used as a potent tool to talk about consent to Indian audiences in the digital age.

Read the full story here: Watch: These Puppets Have Something to Tell You About Consent

A Feeble ‘No’ Is Still a ‘No’

Instances of woman behaviour are not unknown that a feeble “no” may mean a “yes”.
Excerpt from a judgment of the Delhi High Court

On 25 September, Justice Ashutosh Kumar delivered his judgment in a rape case against ‘Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui. The judgment has since courted controversy due to certain excerpts which deal with the judge’s understanding of consent.

Also Read : A Feeble ‘No’ Is Still A ‘No’, Your Honour – Violating It Is Rape

Camera: Abhay Sharma

Video Editor: Sandeep Suman

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