I have completed a initial draft story board, this story board follows a journey that leads to sex without consent. I do not want my film to have a traditional storyline and I plan to play with time, skipping forward then back throughout. I will need to add more shots to this storyline as each frame will only last a couple of seconds. In the film I will use
extreme angles to allude to the obvious dominance held by one of the protagonists. I also want to include extreme closes ups throughout as this makes the film feel intimate, which makes viewers feel as though they are invading the characters privacy.
In my manifesto I want to have a section outlining key words and terms that relate to my issue.
Consent- To give permission for something to happen. A clear agreement to be involved in something.
Sex- any sexual activity depending on the persons sexual preferences, including specifically sexual intercourse.
Rape-Rape is a form of sexual assault which usually involves sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent
Marital Rape- Marital rape (or spousal rape) is the act of sexual intercourse with one’s spouse without consent. It is a form of domestic violence and sexual abuse
Rape culture- a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse.
Date Rape -Date rape is a form of acquaintance rape. Date rape specifically refers to a rape in which there has been some sort of romantic or potentially sexual relationship between the two parties.
Victom shaming- Victim shaming occurs when the victim of a crime or any wrongful act is held entirely or partially responsible for the harm that befell them
Through this manifesto I will uncover the layers that have contributed to why sex without full fledged consent has become something that almost every girl experiences. I will look into the history of sex in New Zealand, the porn industry, how the media influences social norms around both sex and consent and finally what New Zealand schools and parents choose to teach about sex and consent. All these areas must be explored to truly understand the implication of sex without consent, which leads to my question:
‘How can visual communication design create a new social norm that prioritizes consent and reveals how uncomfortable, invasive and detrimental non-consensual sexual contact is’.
Yoko onos performance art “cut piece” is something to consider when looking at consent and rape culture. If you give someone the opportunity to have sex with you does that count as consent?? I think no