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Is Not Saying "No" the Same as Consent?Philosophy
Giving up on saying no because it's easier to just let things happen to you rather than fight them isn't the same as consent, psychoanalyst Clotilde Leguil explains. But informed consent is almost impossible to achieve: instead, consent has to be an ongoing process, not a contract. Annick Billon, a senator from Vendée and the author of the bill aiming to protect children from sexual abuse, also weights in.