Date: Grade: Mid
Teacher Name: Stacey Welsher Subject: Relationships and Comm.
1. Topic-
The Limits of Consent
2. Content-
BDSM, Law, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Violence, Contracts, Abuse, enforcement, legal tolerance
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Educate
2. Share
3. Awareness
4. Safety
4. Objectives-
1. Students apply the concept of consent to daily life.

2. Students will be more self and situationally aware.

3. Students will have a tool to utilize when interacting legally when it comes to the social and legal stigma associated with this choice of lifestyle.
5. Materials and Aids-
PowerPoint Presentation discussing statutes, codes, uniform law enforcement practices.

Legal Examples of Cases involving consent.

Practical exercise

Handouts and Discussion
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. What we do is, in many states, considered illegal.
2. Just because a contract is formed does not make it legally enforceable
3. What we consider working relationships are considered socially and legally unacceptable.
4. How does the law tolerate our lifestyle when something we do enters a court room.

B. Development-

1. Define consent-BDSM; Legal definition IAW Utah Code
2. Explore when what we do becomes abuse or violence in the eyes of the law vs. our own eyes.

3. Statutes and Code and applying them to our sub-society/culture.

4. Cohabitant abuse/Domestic Partner violence. What?

5. Intent and legal tolerance: Our intent may be in line with our own honor and integrity...doesn't make it legally tolerable.

6. What happens when things go south and people get arrested and the media gets involved.

7. binding are they?

C. Practice-

1. Discussion

2. Exercise in Consent

3. How does intent play into consent and the applicability of intent (mens real) to the action (access re-use).

4. Mitigating and Contributory factors that take M/s, D/s, etc. into the realm of DV, abuse, and the 'Nilla court system.

5. Scenario: Cinderella and Prince Charming; Stalker Sam; Suicidal Charlie and Sarah.


D. Independent Practice-

1. Take a closer look at what you do, how you do it, and with whom you are doing it.
2. Become more aware of what you say when you're saying it, how you are saying it, and to whom you are saying it.

3. Become more situationally aware of what can contribute to landing you into a courtroom for practicing what you practice.

4. Know the laws and how they apply to your relationship.

5. Protect yourselves and exercise optimistic caution when you enter into relationships.

6. Keep your shit to yourself. If you aren't practicing within SSC or RACK, you are playing with your own life, freedom, safety. Know the risks you take and be prepared to take responsibility for your choices as well as your actions.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Discussion
2. Mock Case
3. How would you handle this.

G. Closure-

1. Thanks and appreciation
2. Go out and explore, discover, ask questions and come back for more.

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