Consent 101

Words by Nicole Froio.

[TW: sexual assault, coercion and psychological abuse]

This post was inspired by accounts of sexual assault and abuse by ex-partners of famous YouTubers. Once the first complaint came out, many other girls reported similarly traumatizing experiences with these men. The most shocking accounts (to me) were that of the abuse of Tom Milson towards a 15 year old girl when he was 22 (a horrifying personal account of these events can be found here) and the rampant sexual and emotional manipulation of Alex Day which has been reported by five women so far (one / two / three / four / five). Although Alex Day has admitted to how much of an abusive, manipulative, objectifying person he is, he has not admitted to any sexual abuse/manipulation that led to sexual assault and actions that led to traumatic sexual experiences for his partners.

Although Tom Milsom’s relationship…

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