For many Pagans, sexuality and the body are sacred. This conviction makes the reality of sexual abuse in our communities doubly painful. Increasingly, Pagans realize that good consent practices must be embraced by communities, not just individuals — and consent is about more than sexuality. Consent culture begins with the idea of sovereignty, with recognizing our right to control our bodies and selves in all areas of life. This class will define consent culture in a Pagan context, examine Pagan theological resources for building consent culture, explore strategies for normalizing seeking consent to touch, give recommendations for safeguarding policies at events, and more.
Instructor: Christine H. Kraemer, Ph.D.
Class Meetings: no live meetings, runs Sept 7 – Oct 11
Required Readings: will be provided electronically.