The Mockingbirds

The Mockingbirds - Daisy Whitney

I like the concept behind the "Mockingbirds". Daisy Whitney does an excellent job describing the system and how it works. I also giver her Kudos for standing up for herself when the same thing happened to her. She gave many other women a voice and the strength to also come forward. If there is only one thing you get from this book it's: "Sexual assault is sexual contact (not just intercourse) where one of the parties has not given or cannot give active verbal consent, i.e., uttered a clear "yes" to the action. If a person does not say "no" that does not mean he or she said"yes". Silence does not equal consent. Silence could mean fear, confusion, inebriation. The only thing that means yes is yes. A lack of yes means no." This subject should be address in schools now and there's no reason for it not to be. *on a side note- it has a lot of Music reference, which made me want to pull up the music on you tube and listen to it. Photobucket