New research proves we've still got a long way to go to clarify the issue of consent
School dances have been causing controversy for promoting sexist stereotypes, and now, blurring the lines of consent between boys and girls.
A new study reveals that some men perceive a woman’s interest in them as consent for sex, misinterpreting a woman’s sexual intentions.
In a landmark decision, a man in Switzerland was convicted of rape on Monday for removing a condom during sex without his partner’s knowledge, according to The Independent. The debate about whether or not removing a condom without consent made headlines in 2010, when Swedish WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was accused separately of sexual assault by two women, Sofia Wilen and Anna Ardin, according to The Observer. Ardin paints a portrait of a more violent encounter, with Assange pinning her arms back and putting on a condom at her insistence.
Emily Ratajkowski has long been a vocal advocate for body positivity and a woman’s right to own her sexuality, and now she’s speaking out on another topic: consent.
Many models use social media to document their jetset life, sharing intimate details of their wardrobe, diet and exercise regime. Keen to explain that she didn’t want to tell her young fans what to do, but to urge them to be comfortable with their personal decisions and not to feel pressured into doing things because someone else has asked them to.