Henry Cavil And The Lack Of Education About Consent
You know this man i presume. Yes, i’m talking about Henry Cavil. The current Superman. He’s probably one of the most talented and beautiful actors of his generation, and currently stars in the latest Mission Impossible movie called Fallout. And as of February he’s reportedly single and ready to mingle, but his latest statement about going back in the game of dating aren’t helping him all that much.
There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman. There’s a traditional approach to that, which is nice. I think a woman should be wooed and chased, but maybe I’m old-fashioned for thinking that. It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place. Because then it’s like, ‘Well, I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to be called a rapist or something. So you’re like, ‘Forget it, I’m going to call an ex-girlfriend instead, and then just go back to a relationship, which never really worked’. But it’s way safer than casting myself into the fires of hell, because I’m someone in the public eye, and if I go and flirt with someone, then who knows what’s going to happen?, said the actor in his latest interview for Australian GQ magazine.
And that’s the problem of the #MeToo movement in one statement. The total lack of understanding what is rape and how consent works. Consent not just for sex, but for everything else in one relationship. He later apologized for this statement (publicly) but i’ve read similar things from different actors since the #MeToo movement began. They were afraid that their actions would result into a witch-hunt, and that they would be ostracized for even going near a woman. Seriously?
Relax guys. What Mr. Cavil and the rest of the male population need to grasp and understand once and for all is the concept of CONSENT. if their girlfriends/spouses e ct… don’t like to do a certain thing the men need to respect it. This includes unsolicited sexual innuendos and ends with a rape as the most notorious act of sexual violence. So…. Do feel free to talk to other women, just be careful with how you conduct yourself when you’re around her. Times have changed. The culture and the women in general have been evolving and women have been more open about their unfaltering experiences with men. Also i hate to be the barer of bad news, but the old fashioned way of courting while good and romantic, can be frightening for the younger generations. But hey…. let’s not be a douche and nit-pick at the small things.
What Henry and the rest of the male population (especially the younger generation) needs to understand is the concept of consent and… well that’s pretty much it. And in the end it’s very simple. You won’t be called a rapist if you don’t rape a woman. I know that he’s a celebrity and he needs to do things differently than the average Joe (don’t feel sorry for him though – he’s a rich man with money that can buy privacy), and he’s afraid that his action could be misunderstood.
And it’s sometimes true, but for the most part the rules are pretty simple regardless of how old fashioned (or progressive) he is. Consent should be on the top of his priority list and he should be fine.