Yours: A Comic About Consent And Empowerment

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“Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem. Every 109 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 8 minutes, that victim is a child.”

With statistics like these, it’s more important than ever to talk with kids about consent and empowerment. One dad, who goes by the moniker “Lunarbaboon,” has nailed it in his recent comic entitled Yours.

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Lunarbaboon is an elementary school teacher by day and comic artist by night. He lives with his family in the city of Toronto. “I was inspired by my partner Danielle. She is always talking to our kids about letting people know when you don’t want to be touched or kissed,” Lunarbaboon told WYSK.

While the media attention on the topic of consent tends to be more focused on teens and young adults, educators and advocates believe parents and caregivers should start this conversation as early as 1 year old. In addition to sharing this comic, RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) offers some great resources on how to talk to your kids about consent and sexual assault.


Image: Copyright © 2015 Lunarbaboon, and republished on Women You Should Know with the artist’s express permission.

  • Don Rowlett

    In Arkansas I was deliberately kept stupid and illiterate so that I could not know the correct words to explain that I was being raped and abused. The school teachers were only concerned with prey selection instead of helping those who begged for help. I complained to several adults and all complaints went through my abusers who would giggle and boast about my muscles and how good looking I am. Looking good was assumed to be consent for getting raped even though I was a minor and could not give consent. I could not do homework because I would get groped by my father every time I tried to work. Still, no one helped. He even pulled a gun on me and all that came of it was being laughed at for being abused yet again. I was forced to play football and receive brain damage because “muscles”. Child abuse is rampant in Arkansas and all throughout the former Confederate south. Children are considered slaves to be raped and beat up for the entertainment of Christians and other child abusers.

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