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Clarifying consent. [Feb. 5th, 2010|08:40 am]
underneath The Wise Turtle
I think I really need to work on clarifying the idea of what it means to "offer" something, i.e., I need to help people understand very clearly what "consent" is, as a lot of people don't seem to be able to tell what others are intending, or at least they don't seem to realize that they can tell what others intend.

This is crucial, as the most basic morality of "take only what you need from what is offered, and offer what you have more than enough of" is completely based on understanding one's own and others intentions.

If you can't tell what another individual intends, then it's impossible to have consent.