“Can I kiss you?”
That question, asked by a role-playing Oregon High School student to another on stage Monday morning, brought plenty of laughter from the audience.
But it shouldn’t, said presenter Mike Domitrz, who was at the school to share his story of his sister, who was raped, and explain how students can help ensure that rape and sexual assault don’t happen in their community.
The idea started with a simple step, but one perhaps not commonly used in many romantic interactions: Asking a question.
“Body language is interpreted by your ego,” Domitrz told the students, after they said a “look” tells them if their partner is interested in kissing. “Your ego will lie to you just to make you feel good.”