Consent

When 'Yes' Equals Rape

Amber Amour | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Amour

Some argue, "learn how to speak up for yourself. Just say "no." But nos are often ignored and become impossible to say when someone feels like they have no choice. The CONTEXT in which consent is given is the most important part and needs to be taken seriously by us as individuals, by court officials & police, and by the whole of society.

Thirty-Five Wrong Ways to Ask for Sex

Amber Amour | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Amour

No one is entitled to your body and on the flipside, no one in the entire world owes you sex. If you get rejected, reply nobly with something like, "I respect that" or "that's cool". Suggest cuddling or doing a non-sexual activity that will make both of you feel comfortable.

Victoria Secrets Model Urges Young Fans To Stop Sexting

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

British model Leomie Anderson has written a heart-felt open letter to her young fans about consent and the power of saying "no". The 23-year-old Victo...

35 Sexy Ways to Ask for Consent

Amber Amour | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Amour

As a sexual educator, I get a lot of backlash when I comes to talking about consent (rape culture at its finest, #amirite?). Asking for consent is not only mandatory, but it can be a super sexy way to spice up your sex life, by actively asking for consent throughout all sexual activity.

Pop the Kettle On, It's Time for Sex

Emma Rehal-Wilde | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rehal-Wilde

The tea analogy doesn't cover all the things that make the debate around consent a very real one - power imbalances, age differences, capacity, whether someone genuinely believes there was consent. Reducing this heady cocktail of factors down to a simple cup of hot tea does a disservice to men and women who are genuinely confused about whether what happened to them was rape.

Sexual Violence - the Rite of Passage for Young Girls in the 21st Century?

Esther De La Ford | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Esther De La Ford

When you're a teenager and trying to fit in 'feminism' is almost like a dirty word, so if you're radical you label yourself a 'humanist' because while you don't really understand what feminism means, judging by the reaction of your peers it's not 'cool' and it certainly isn't sexy. Now at 21 years of age I couldn't find one female friend or family member who doesn't label themselves as a feminist, and most of the women in my life have been on the receiving end of some kind of sexual violence at one point or another.

Lack of Education Around Consent Culture Meant I Didn't Even Know I'd Been Sexually Assaulted

Amber Amour | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Amour

The more I learned about consent culture, the more I realized that I had been in many situations what were indeed sexual assault- without even knowing it. I always imagined rape to be a masked man jumping out of bushes attacking a female night runner. Never did I imagine it could happen to me by a friend, a family member, or a lesbian lover. Since I started #StopRapeEducate in 2014, thousands of beautiful souls that have reached out to me. Their survival stories have impacted my self-awareness and growth profoundly. When we share our experiences, we help others recognize what has happened to them so that they may move forward in healing.

This Dancing Vagina And Whistling Willy Want To Teach You About Consent

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

So, consent is pretty simple. But just in case you still didn't quite get what it was all about, a campaign called Project Consent made three videos o...

Queen's University Students Launch NI's First Non-Consensual Sexual Experiences Survey: Here's Why

Bradley Allsop | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Across the UK there has been a disturbing lack of research into sexual violence and consent at universities, a testament to how we are failing to ensure a safe and enjoyable time to students. What little evidence that has been collated is not reassuring.

Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves.

From #eineArmlänge to Friends of Friends : Why does Harassment Seem So Rife During the Holiday Season?

Rhiannon Walsh | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Walsh

If any of these occurrences had been done by a stranger or a random club-goer I would probably have shouted or slapped or let the Irish rage bubbling up inside erupt. Instead I kept quiet and for the most part, laughed it off. So as not to cause unnecessary drama amongst friendships or to maintain a polite-ish persona.

Admit It, We're a Misguided Generation That Don't Really Know What Rape or Consent Is

Tasha Okeke | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

Someone also stated that yes it was true she didn't give consent, but she didn't say no. Honestly, it's crazy that the fact she didn't explicitly give consent didn't just close the conversation of whether it was rape or not, it had to be debated. Even though she was clearly seen to be unresponsive.

#SexOnTrial: People Are Gobsmacked At How Little Teenagers Know About Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A programme aired by the BBC has left many reeling with shock as to how little some teenagers know about sexual consent and rape. BBC Three produce...

Police Launch Campaign That Uses Analogy Of Tea For Sexual Consent

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Thames Valley Police has launched a YouTube campaign discussing what sexual consent means using a brilliant tea analogy. The campaign, titled Conse...

Why I Needed Consent Lessons

Sarah Redrup | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Redrup

As unions and universities, we have the perfect opportunity to grab the attention of young people moving into their new home. We can show them that it's okay to speak about consent and it's okay to speak about rape. We can be the ones to help survivors report and ask for help. We can be the ones to help destroy the shame that so often nips at their heels.

What Does a Rapist Look Like? In Response to George Lawlor From Warwick University

Olive Barton | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Olive Barton

Very few are given the right information to know who to contact should they need help. Consent sessions should you want to take part in them are a chance to learn, grow and develop. The harsh reality is that PSHE School education is a lottery, and there are very few winners.

Warwick Student Objects To Sexual Consent Lessons Saying He Does Not 'Look Like A Rapist'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Warwick University student has taken a stand against sexual consent courses, saying he does not need to be taught about rape - and does not "look li...

Let's Talk About Consent

Lisa Ryan | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lisa Ryan

Consent. It's the hot topic word of the moment, being flitted around the media, with differing opinions from many people from different backgrounds. ...

This Is What Sexual Consent Really Means

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You'd think the concept of consent would be pretty simple to understand, yet it seems some people are still confused about when it is and isn't okay t...

No Means No

Aimee Gander | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Read More: Consent, Rape, UK News
Aimee Gander

I hope that none of you have known the pain, terror, shame and hatred that come with a sexual assault. However a sad statistic states that in 2014 20% of women and 9% of men between the ages of sixteen and fifty nine have. And those are the ones that have been brave enough to come forward and report it.

Can an App Deal With Consent?

Emma Jacobs | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jacobs

With app developments always on the rise, it is not surprising that consent has entered the tech sphere. 'We Consent' requires the sexually active to say the name of the other participant and that they are consenting.

There's Now An App For Students To Video Record Themselves Agreeing To Have Sex With Each Other

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A businessman has developed a series of apps to enable students to record themselves giving statements of consent before they have sex. Michael Lis...

Fox News Host Thinks That Asking For Consent Is Eliminating The Rights Of Men

The Huffington Post UK | Jessie Thompson | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

A new 'yes-means-yes' law aiming to reduce the number of sexual assaults on American college campuses has been met with a mix of chuckling and wide-ey...

My Sex Life is Public, No I Won't Have Sex With You

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Huge swathes of publicity and my sex life dissected by Philip Schofield on 'This Morning' following the release of my memoir 'The Husband Swap', has ...

The Footballers Having Classes on Consent

BBC Radio 5 live | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Sport
BBC Radio 5 live

The devastation to all sides which can be caused by an accusation of a sexual crime was made clear to the players during the session. A former detective with Sussex police put them through the kind of interrogation and explains the forensic examination that a man will face if accused of a sexual crime.