Published on July 27th, 2020 | by Tim Chuma
A Quick and Easy Guide to Consent (2020) Review
Summary: An up-to-date guide on the important issue of consent in the modern world. Worthwhile for everyone to read it.
Next up in the “Quick and Easy Guide” series we have an instalment on consent, which is a very important topic and had been in the news a lot with the #MeToo movement and people being more aware of their rights in general.
There are some warnings on the content of this book as it talks about some issues that may occur when consent is not given and how you can avoid getting into that situation.
For the size of the book they fit quite a lot of information into it and it does not come off as dry or preachy which can happen with a lot of sexual health education especially things aimed at young people. I can remember our health studies was just watching a disease of the week telemovie every Thursday afternoon (most people wagged it).
The end of the book has quite a detailed checklist on consent and there are a bunch of references for people wanting to look up more sources.
While this book is mainly aimed at a younger audience, people of any age would get something out of it as it is clear in its message and does not judge.
The artwork in this book also suits the message and is nice and clean, but still has a lot of character with the people looking like real people and not just outlines of a body or two combine harvesters having sex (I swear I saw that once!)
Hopefully this book gets picked up by educators and it would be good to give to your teenage children around the age they start getting interested in sex or just leave it lying around where they will read it.
Well worth your time even if you think you know everything in this area and I am looking forward to seeing more books in this series.
Author: Isabella Rotman
Artist: Luke Howard
Publisher: Limerence Press (October 27, 2020)
Length: 80 pages