Parenting Alert! Next time you want to change your child's dirty, stinky diaper, you need to make sure that child gives its consent before doing so.
Here is how the pink haired 'sex expert' proposes it might go...
"I'm going to change your nappy now is that ok?"
"Of course, the baby's not going to respond, 'Yes mom, that's awesome. I'd love to have my nappy changed.'
"But if you leave a space and wait for body language and wait to make eye contact then you're letting that child know that their response matters."
of course her suggestions have not gone over well with parents on social media. So much so that she had to issue a statement of her own after some of the ridicule.
“I gave an interview the other day about teaching consent to young children,” she wrote on Fecebook. “Sadly, some people have chosen to ridicule me (oh no! Pink hair! Must be a lesbian!) and the notion of giving infants bodily autonomy (poo in nappies har har amiright?!)
For those people I’m posting this.
One in three girls, one in seven boys will be sexually assaulted by the time they are eighteen years old. One in twelve girls will be sexually abused before their sixth birthday.
The work we do with children, teachers and parents is international best practice in abuse prevention. It teaches children their rights AND their responsibilities and connects them with people who care and can help. It invites their parents into the discussion and is sensitive to cultural and family values.
Troll me all you want, add to your blog inches, but remember that when you do, you are negating the voices of these brave survivors of sexual abuse.”
One thing we will give her, is that consent is important and teaching your kids about consent is equally important, BUT... asking a child to wipe its ass is seriously ridiculous.