Meet Tanille Geib, a “Consent Captain.”
What’s a “consent captain” you ask? The answer can be found in a Canadian Press story about Tanille and her “job”:
“A Victoria event venue has hired a so-called consent captain to help prevent sexual harassment and assaults as bars and nightclubs across Canada grapple with how to respond to the MeToo movement. Tanille Geib, a sexual health educator and intimacy coach, has been hired by the Victoria Event Centre to counsel people who are feeling harassed and to speak with those who are making others uncomfortable. She said she’s been doing a similar job at the Crush Collective, a queer dance party, for about 18 months.”
Tanille explains she’s “not here to police people and their behaviour”, and then goes on to describe how she polices people and their behaviour.
Watch as I explain to you how this consent-captaining thing works.
After hearing it, you could be forgiven if you mistook this for something that might take place in the hinterland of Afghanistan.