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 21.05.2015 | 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.

Vaginal Piercings Have Been Classed As FGM Under NHS Rules

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK

Women in Britain with genital piercings are being classed as having suffered female genital mutilation (FGM), it has emerged. The NHS compulsory r...

Mum's Important Message To Boy Who Likes Her Daughter: No Means No

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

This mum has some wise words for a boy who won't take her daughter's 'no' for an answer. Lindsey Doe is the mum behind the DoeEyes YouTube channel,...

Consent: Not Actually That Complicated

Emmeline May | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emmeline May

It seems a lot of people really, REALLY don't get what 'consent' means. From the famous "not everybody needs to be asked prior to each insertion" to the student that (allegedly) thought he'd surprise his partner with some non consensual BDSM to that fucking song to almost every damn comment on any article by anyone that suggests that yes means yes; it seems people really have a problem understanding that before you have sex with someone, and that's every time you have sex with them, make sure they want to have sex with you.

Reflections on a Teen Bra Twanger

Natasha Batsford | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

I can see the children struggle with the idea even as I explain it to them: Usually it is a game of chase that has ended in tears because Esme has become bored but Alfie is determined to keep chasing her anyway.

There Are Shades Of Grey in Consent Too

Lucy Unwin | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Unwin

Perhaps we owe it to these teenagers to talk more openly and honestly about those many shades of grey they're discovering in sex, and how to bridge the difficult and confusing gap between their own desires and the clear-cut, oh-so-simple version of consent they're being presented.

Consent Workshops Need to be Mandatory at Universities

Zahra Wynne | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zahra Wynne

Here's the resounding message: 'Don't get raped!'. Why is there no talk telling people not to rape, and teaching them what constitutes rape? Considering that most victims of sexual assault are assaulted by somebody they know, the 'don't walk home alone' message is proving to be falling short in protecting students. We need something more.

First Time

Sally Fraser | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Fraser

Maybe I hadn't been the incredibly mature and sophisticated young woman who had attracted an older man. Maybe this wasn't a romantic tale of sexual awakening and empowerment at all. I started desperately trying to sort through my memories. Listening to his friend get angry with him and talking about statutory rape, and not knowing what that meant.

Students Heart Sexual Consent

Jack Fletcher | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

For too long has sexual harassment and violence plagued the University institutions in the UK. For too long have these everyday sexism issues gone on. For too long have Universities failed to do anything constructive and effective about the issues that they are very much aware of. There is now such a dire need to tackle them head-on that it has fallen to students themselves to try and stop this phenomenon of 'rape culture'. ..

Erection Neglect: Too Hard To Say No?

A.M.F. Winn | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
A.M.F. Winn

Many women I've spoken to say they've given hand jobs or blow jobs "to be polite". They did not feel that a man owed them the favour back if he had inadvertently made them wet. All of the men I questioned thought the idea of it being rude for a woman to neglect an erection was ridiculous..

Irish Psychiatry and Consent

Aaron Vallely | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

"I believe", Mary told me at her house in Cork, "the biggest issue around this is human rights. The human right to decide what you want to do for yourself. " Regarding Electroshock in Ireland, Mary told me that the capacity to consent is not there because there are two words planted around it, 'unable' and 'unwilling'.

We Need to Talk About Consent

Fran Hall | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fran Hall

Consent is a word we may think we have an understanding of, given its commonplace and importance in the law. But when it comes to sex and relationships we need to clarify and talk far more openly about it, particularly in schools, to help combat the widespread sexual violence against women; a problem that is reaching alarming levels.