Sexuality expert Deanne Carson said it is important to teach a child that "their response matters" from a young age, and provided an example of a parent asking their baby for consent to change their diaper.
Of course her message provided a fence allowing many to either express their support or disbelief of what was said.
"If you leave a space and wait for body language and wait to make eye-contact then you're letting that child know that their response matters," Deanne Carson said. https://t.co/euB8mbO5hJ— Essential Baby (@essentialbaby) May 11, 2018
No, she's saying you should ask the baby if it's OK. To get kids used to the idea that their bodies are their own. "Deanne acknowledged babies would not be able to answer but said it's still important."— John Bowman (@johnbowman) May 10, 2018
Look, I think the hard left is more insane & dangerous now, than ever-- but I really think people are attacking a bit of a strawman with what she's saying. Sounds like she's just saying that it's a starting point to establishing importance of ideas of consent as early as possible— Steve Lolyouwish (@SteveLolyouwish) May 10, 2018
"This is the sort of thing that actually destroys the good things that are achieved through movements..." @Joe_Hildebrand slams the suggestion that parents need to seek a baby’s consent before changing a nappy. #Studio10 pic.twitter.com/IuCyjhAiIk— Studio 10 (@Studio10au) May 11, 2018