The Password Is: Consent

[Content Note: Rape culture; sexual violence; reproductive rights.]

The brilliant Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry uses her influential platform to make the observation that anti-choice legislating is hostile to consent, just like sexual violence is.

All the cheers. All of them.

This is, of course, something about which I've been writing for years, again and again noting that I am hard-pressed to see why I should be any less contemptuous of a man who sits at a big mahogany desk in Washington making decisions about my body without my consent than I should be of a man who used physical force to make decisions about my body without my consent.

I lament that the point has to be made. I am thrilled to see MHP use her show to make it.

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