Originally published: 31.12.17
Content Note for rape
This is a review of Octavia Butler’s Kindred and the construction of consent in the aftermath of #MeToo.
The danger of slavery had Dana laying in the attic with Rufus… She could have been passively raped and she admitted as much but she chose to stab his ass. I think of how easy it would be to lie there and just let him have his way. About how this still goes on among men and women today. How many women still feel powerless over their bodies and how some men have no qualms about doing sex to a woman lying there passively due to fear (rape). In slavery consent didnt matter. Coming into 2018 it still doesn’t. It is debated and challenged and words like hoe, thot , slut etc used to further cement the idea that women do not own their own bodies. …