With all the guys getting taken to task recently for sexual harassment, assault and in general acting like creepy lechers to the women around them I thought it might be a good idea to remind everyone what consent is.
This holiday season remember when a woman you come in contact with gets drunk on egg nog, wears a tight sparkly green skirt or simply breathes air next to you, you should use manners, common sense and not act like a douche.
1) Do not have sex or inappropriately touch a drunk woman. You may call her an uber, make sure she doesn't die in her own vomit, hide her keys and if you know her really well take her back to her place, make sure she gets in safely and then LEAVE.
2) If you are around or with a holiday happy woman who decides to instigate sex and you are also interested remember she has the right to say no at any time, as do you. Neither of you are to pressure the other into finishing an now unwelcome act.
3)If you see a lady in a fetching holiday outfit it is NOT ok for you to say anything outside of , "You look nice today" or "I like your outfit" keep in mind that ANY compliment you give does not need to be met with a response. A woman doesn't owe you a thank you or a smile if you have given an unsolicited compliment.
4) If your employee comes to you and needs an extra day off to spend time with family. It is NOT ok for you to ask for a blow job to get it or insinuate her PTO will not be approved unless she lets you look at her boobs or touch her ass. All in all you probably should keep a friendly professional relationship with ALL your co-workers one that gives them respect.
5) If your female friend hugs you and gives you a kiss on the cheek New Years Eve and you tell her how you've had a giant crush on her and would like to date her and she says she's not interested. Do NOT lecture her on how good guys finish last and how you'd (insert whiny guy stuff here) better than any man she's ever been with. Do not decide to harm/stalk her thinking this will make your ego feel better. She doesn't owe you anything. It's awesome you went out on a limb and sometimes life sucks. Do not use terms like friendzone and act as if it's a bad place to be and you're just waiting for her to decide to fuck you. In all likely hood: SHE WON'T.
With that said, here's a video to also explain the complicated concept of consent: