The Real Reason Men Ignore Consent

It doesn’t have much to do with knowledge or lack thereof.

The issue is men wanting to hop the fence, not that they don’t know where the it is. Photo by Marivi Pazos on Unsplash

As discussed by the New York Times recently, the problem of consent is not due to men not knowing what it is. To say that educating men about the details of consent will stop rape is like saying training in marksmanship will stop gunmen from going on killing sprees; we know the real problem isn’t a matter of making mistakes, but of intentionally…