Amber Rose Has a Message for Brock Turner

June 14th 2016

Laura Donovan

Actress, model, and self-proclaimed feminist Amber Rose has been known to drop truth-bombs on men who claim sexual assault victims are "asking for it."

In a Cosmopolitan interview published on Monday, the outspoken author opened up about consent once again. This time, she addressed Stanford attacker Brock Turner's highly criticized six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.


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When asked about the highly publicized Stanford University sexual assault case, in which the unidentified female victim said she had no memory of Turner's assault and that she did not consent to sexual activity, Rose said people must be educated on the meaning of consent:

"This is where the education comes in, because if there's not consent before you have sex, it is rape," Rose said. "Period."

Rose added that people are well within their rights to consider having sex with someone and change their mind right before it happens. Rose also said that if a woman passes out before the sex is supposed to take place, "that is not consent":

"The whole day before, she could say, 'Hey, we're totally gonna have sex tonight,' but if she passes out, that is not consent. You have to literally have it right before. There's plenty of times when I was younger and I was, like, talking to my friends, 'Yeah, I'm gonna let him go to third base and maybe I might do it tonight.' And then I would get in the room and I'm like, 'I'm not ready. I don't wanna do this.' I kinda back out of it. And that's OK."


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Earlier this year, Rose conveyed a similar message about consent in a segment for "It's Not You, It's Men."

"If I'm laying down with a man, butt naked, and his condom is on, and I say, 'You know what? No. I don't want to do this. I changed my mind,' that means no," she said. "That means fucking no. That's it. It doesn't matter how far I take it or what I have on, when I say no, it means no."

Read Cosmopolitan's full interview with Rose here.

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