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Consent on campus: a fear of intimacy?

7:00pm, Thursday 27 November 2014, International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, W1W 5PN

Increasingly campuses across the USA and UK have introduced codes of sexual conduct to manage relationships between students. Consent applications are now on the market so that students can have evidence that consent was obtained before having sex and sexual contact workshops are being run for male students.

Why has this happened? Is male students’ behaviour so problematic? What impact does this have on students and their understanding of relationships?

SPEAKER(S)

To be introduced by Ella Mae Russell.

READINGS

Women are still terrified of reporting rape, Jinan Younis, Guardian, 28/10/2014
Affirmative Consent: a crime against liberty, Wendy Kaminer, spiked, 9/10/2014
University: lads, blokes and jocks not welcome, Joanna Williams, spiked, 7/10/2014
The Kafkaesque clampdown on campus hook-ups, Nancy McDermott, spiked, 25/09/2014