In February, consent activist Chanel Contos, 23, posted a simple question to her Instagram Story: “Have you or has anyone close to you ever experienced sexual assault from someone who went to an all-boys school?”, expecting a handful of responses. Within 24 hours, Contos received thousands of detailed testimonies from young women across the country. Over the next few weeks, Contos set up the ‘Teach Us Consent’ website, which houses more than 6,600 testimonies of sexual assault. Her petition for consent to be taught earlier in schools has gathered more than 43,000 signatures.
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