I’m definitely not pretending I come off looking great in this piece. I’m trying to be honest about my experience and my thought processes.

I’m raising a daughter with the understanding that she deserves (and should aim to give) clear affirmative consent with check-ins. This matters whether it’s sex or it’s preschool hand-holding/tickling. But my generation didn’t get that lesson, and it’s taken a lot of unpacking for people of all genders to figure out what the hell we’ve been through and how to go forward.

Empathy for the win! Published in Gen, Human Parts, Heated, Tenderly —Feminism, Sexuality, Veganism, Anti-Racism, Parenting. She/They darcyreeder.substack.com

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