Manipulation

Manipulation

In the CHOICE Flower of Participation we speak of manipulation when young people are used to support a cause. At the same time, the initiators pretend that this cause was inspired by these young people and/or that these young people are supporting it. Young people are used as decoration, to make the cause seem more attractive. The young people that participate in such a program or activity are not in control of the activity, they cannot give their opinion on the activity or the cause, and don’t enjoy any responsibility. They may be aware of the goal of their participation, but even this is not always the case. 

All young people worldwide should be able to explore, experience and express their sexualities in healthy, pleasurable and safe ways.