One of the most controversial points in the modern discussion of rape is consent â€“ by failing to communicate, rapes can sometimes occur without the rapist even understanding what theyâ€™ve done or why the victim feels the way they do. Comic artist Alli Kirkham helped clear the question up with a series of 7 comics that illustrate sexual consent issues with everyday situations that are easier for everyone to understand. For most, the word â€œrapeâ€ conjures up images of shadowy hooded figures sexually assaulting people at night. Violent criminals donâ€™t concern themselves with consent, which covers the uncertain â€˜grey areaâ€™ that many people are confused about. According to RAINN, an anti-sexual-violence organization in the U.S., 47% of rapists are the victimâ€™s friend or acquaintance and 4/5 of assaults are by someone known to the victim. Men and women need to educate themselves about consent to avoid crossing each othersâ€™ boundaries without even knowing it.