The Cast Of 13 Reasons Why Just Released A Powerful Video Explaining Consent
“Saying yes to a kiss doesn’t mean saying yes to everything else."
After season one of 13 Reasons Why sparked a huge conversation on whether topics such as suicide, depression and sexual assault should be shown on TV, the cast and Netlix have taken the appropriate steps for season two.
In a series of videos posted to the Netflix US Instagram account, the cast explain what consent is and what it most definitely isn’t, as well as describing signs that could mean a friend is a depressed.
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While addressing the importance of both physical and non verbal cues, they also explain that consent should happen every single time you engage in sexual activity.
“Saying yes to a kiss doesn’t mean saying yes to everything else,” Anne Winters who plays Chloe says, before adding that at literally any point you can change your mind and say, “no”.
The likes of Justin Prentice and Chloe Winters also tackle the subject of what consent isn’t, such as: “Ignoring “no”, silence, assuming flirting or kissing means something more.” Adding: “Pay attention to not what only they say in response, but to nonverbal cues and clarify consent. Ask for consent, every time.”
Depression is also another huge subject the cast tackle, as they look back at Hannah Baker’s actions in both seasons one and two leading up to her death.
Things you can look out for in friends and family include: “An increase in drug or alcohol abuse. Constant mood shifts, like increased anxiety, humiliation, or rage.”
For more info on any of the topics mentioned, head to 13reasonswhy.info for resources.