Sexual Assault Awareness Month: What is consent?


By Cheryl Bowdridge
Special to The SUN

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month, make the commitment to be part of the solution and help end sexual assault and sexual abuse in our community.

What does consent mean, and why are the areas of consent blurred? Does silence mean “yes,” does “yes” mean “yes” forever, do drugs and alcohol play a role in a consensual decision? All of these are questions that need to be answered to prevent sexual assault.

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