In the contemporary modern society, it is seemingly easy for anyone to know and comprehend the difference between consensual sex and rape. But sadly, it is just a myth; for there are millions who are yet to grasp the difference between these two completely dissimilar acts or notions. While numerous dignitaries have elaborately tried to make everyone understand the difference between the two, a Twitter user recently took it upon herself to make everyone aware of this difference in a series of tweets.
Twitter user Nafisa Ahmed recently took the virtual world by storm by presenting a hard-hitting five-tweet series, which exemplified pretty clearly and simply the fine line that rests between consensual sex and rape. In her first tweet, she wrote:
I don’t get how rape is so hard to understand for some men.
And then, she proceeded to give voice to her feelings about what rape actually is. In doing so, she used a very simple analogy to make the ideas clear to people who still do not get it in this modern age of technology. Here’s presenting the series of tweets that she wrote explaining the difference between rape and consent:
Needless to say, she received great applause for her attempt to let people know, in easy yet crisp manner, the difference between consensual sex and rape, and how heinous a criminal offence rape is.
But then again, haters are everywhere and even Nafisa had to face them for coming up with such an analogy.
Although it is quite sad to think that even in this age, one has to come up with analogies to make the other understand the gravity of something as heinous a crime as rape.
What do you think of Nafisa’s analogy? Do you think she was right in bringing up such an analogy to further a discussion on rape and consent? Or, do you think that was just not needed? Whatever you think, do let us know your opinion below in the comments section.