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How Consent Is Modeled in Fiction

Learning from portrayals of sexual encounters, for better and worse
Source: Russell Cheyne / Reuters

Fictional portrayals of sexual encounters offer a more constructive way to discuss the nuances of consent than journalistic probes of behavior by celebrities, I argued last week. My article closed by asking what existing fiction might facilitate such discussion. I’m following up to pass along several suggestions offered by others.

First, my colleague Julie Beck’s article, “,” flags several portrayals of sex that she persuasively critiques.

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