Learning Good Consent (AK Press book): On Healthy Relationships and Survivor Support
by Cindy Crabb
Collecting the original zines Support and Learning Good Consent into one volume, Cindy Crabb takes us on a tour of the promise and perils of sexual relationships. Building ethical relationships is a vital part of human existence, but the interpersonal dynamics of sex, consent, abuse, empathy, and support can get complicated. This is an indispensable guide to both preventing sexual violence and helping its survivors to heal. Includes a foreword by Kiyomi Fujikawa and Jenna Peters-Golden.
“Whether or not you think you need it, whether or not you’re a survivor, or dating a survivor, or even having sex, you would probably benefit from reading this book. And the people you choose to be intimate with will probably thank you for making their safety a priority.” —Nomy Lamm, Feminist Review
“Learning Good Consent … offers powerful, complicated information (instead of shallow questions and uncomplicated answers). This book speaks to those who are unlearning silence as a safety/communication strategy.” —Jen Cross, make/shift
“Essential reading.” —Colin Atrophy Hagendorf, author of Slice Harvester
“What this book does is to stress consent: not ‘no means no,’ or even ‘yes means yes,’ but ‘Do you want me to stay here with you?’ ‘Are you here?’ ‘I thought I wanted this, but I’m not sure now.’ ‘Do you think we should take this farther?’ I’m moved that this book is here. It matters.” —Alison Piepmeier, author of Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism
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