Another day another misandric ad campaign designed to “teach” men the meaning of consent, this time with anthropomorphized penis, breasts and butts so we have no excuses when we inevitably go on Rape sprees… I’ll let you figure out which gender is depicted as being the initiators of unwanted sexual contact with a few images from the campaign
And this one.
Now the videos wich are even more cringeworthy,
y’know I’m getting really tired of this shit, I know it’s easy to write this off as feminist stupidity, just feminists being feminists, changing the definition of consent as usual, but this is dangerous, every one of these videos portray the man as some kind of clueless Idiot who doesn’t know when his penis is wanted or not, females are portrayed as having to deal with this so frequently that it doesn’t even really bother them that much, in my opinion this campaign is designed to make the normal average everyday guy look like a potential rapist, and your normal average everyday women look like his victim, the whole thing is wrapped up in some innocent, unassuming, anthropomorphized cutesy package, much like the previous tea consent ad campaign I wrote about. It’s almost as if they wish to portray these cartoonish innocent-ish scenarios so as to disarm the men watching, causing them to think that it’s silly to make a big deal out of animated cartoon characters, even though these cartoon characters are telling them, essentially, that they are rapists. Some excerpts from the article titled Sexual Consent Ads Ditch the Metaphors and Go Right to the Talking Cartoon Genitals
A well-received video made the rounds last fall that addressed the issue of sexual consent through a metaphor of drinking tea. Based on copy written by blogger Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess, it was lauded for its clear take on a thorny issue.
But was it not clear enough? Do metaphors just cloud the issue? And does talking around a topic, and not actually talking about it, reinforce its taboo, thus undermining the message?
Project Consent, a nonprofit, volunteer-based campaign to combat rape culture, prefers a more straightforward approach. And it’s gotten one from Toronto agency Juniper Park\TBWA—via a series of videos in which animated genitals and other body parts simply act out consent scenarios.
“If you look at other campaigns around consent, they tend to speak in analogies,” Terry Drummond, chief creative officer at Juniper Park\TBWA, tells Strategy magazine. “It’s always saying it’s like this other thing. But no, it’s not about those other things. It’s about sexual consent, and these are the most relevant characters in that conversation, so why aren’t we saying and showing what it is?”
“It’s simple and addresses consent without dancing around the topic,” adds Project Consent founder Sara Li. “It makes it easier to talk about, like it should be, for students or teachers or parents. It should be approachable and direct and easy to see what is and isn’t appropriate.”
Some might says the ads themselves aren’t appropriate—that they’re too graphic, even as animations. But at least so far, they remain up on YouTube and Facebook and haven’t been flagged for removal.
If the creative approach is simple, so is the underlying message, Drummond says.
“[Consent is] always made to be such a complicated conversation, with gray areas and he-said, she-said situations,” he says. “We really felt that we should wipe the slate clean and think about it simply and say it simply. It’s cut and dry, yes or no, but you don’t always feel that when you look at some of the messages around it.”
I love how they talk about the concept of consent as though men are suffering from some giant inability to understand what consent is, the vast majority of men on planet Earth have the capacity to understand that if a woman says no to their sexual advances then it’s not consent, it’s feminists and the women who support them who keep moving the goal post of the definition of consent in order to artificially inflate the percentage of “rapists” amongst the general population that are causing the actual confusion… perhaps we should make an animation explaining to feminists in simple terms how not to gin up rape hysteria.