Consent has been talked about more in recent years, which is great. However most of the talk focuses on sexual consent. There are many other situations in which we can apply the rule of enthusiastic consent, and in this article Suzannah Weiss (@suzannahweiss) highlights some of those ways. I think this is very relevant to relationship anarchy, which is founded on principles of consent.
Rob Martin (@version2beta) on @Medium explains consent using different scenarios, breaking it down into five categories: natural, explicit, implicit, delegated and appropriated. He writes that consent is a central tenet of relationship anarchy, and uses it to compare and contrast different relationship models to RA. Read Relationship Anarchy and Consent
A very nice, short post by Cristina on TCRN (The Conscious Resistance Network @TheConsciousRN) about freedom as the ultimate expression of love. She writes about freedom from rules and expectations as the ultimate expression of love. Read Anarchy is for lovers.
A great article by Josefin Hedlund (@josefinhedlund) about love as ‘a revolutionary force to challenge norms, promote feminist practice, and to reject capitalism’. If you like reading about intersectionality, feminism, and queering society’s traditional view of love, read this article. Read How to Make Love Revolutionary
Emma Goldman is considered one of the most important figures in the history of anarchism. She was a well known lecturer, and traveled all over America and Europe speaking about anarchism and women’s rights. in 1906 started her own publication Mother Earth, in which she wrote about anarchism, politics, labor issues, atheism, sexuality, and feminism….
The Thinking Asexual questions how to create equality in relationships with the words we use to describe them. The word “partner” has a lot of meaning attached to it from the monogamous world, meaning that relationship anarchy seeks to reject. With the limited words we have, what is the alternative to partner, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband,…