Aug 18, 2021
Episode-2-How To Build Consent Culture- Anugya & Anukriti Kunwar
"Consent needs to be explicit and cannot and should not be influenced or negotiated. Without consent, sexual activity (including oral sex, genital touching, and vaginal or anal penetration) is sexual assault or rape." Anukriti Kunwar
"Asking for what we want and saying no to what we don't want is a direct rebellion to patriarchy."- Anugya Kunwar
What is consent and what is NOT consent? How do we build a consent culture? In this discussion, we have two activists from Nepal, Anugya & Anukriti, sharing their knowledge and experiences with working on research and projects on pleasure, consent, and sex education.
Anukriti Kunwar (she/her) is a Senior International Studies Major at Centre College, Kentucky. Anukriti co-founded a self-initiated project called "let's talk about pleasure" at her college. Through the project, she co-facilitated a three-day workshop on purity culture, hookup culture, vulva anatomy, and pleasure activism. Her areas of interest lie in pleasure activism, advocating for Human Rights, especially for communities marginalized by their gender, caste, sexual orientation, and race.
Anugya Kunwar (she/ her) is a feminist pleasure activist who recently graduated with a Bachelors's degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a minor in Gender Studies. Her digital advocacy project for CHOICE, 'Pleasure Activism' strives to create a safe and informational sex-positive space for youths to openly talk and learn about their sexuality and pleasure. It also pushes for pleasure-based comprehensive sexuality education in Nepal.
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