[Note added 17.10.15 – our award-winning media team has just posted the edited piece onto our YouTube channel – here.]
I’ve just been in a discussion hosted by Nicky Campbell for BBC 5 live Breakfast, on the topic of sexual consent, prompted by yesterday’s story about George Lawlor, a student at Warwick University. Lawlor rightly objected to being invited onto a course about sexual consent.
I debated with Leah Phillips, a PhD student at the University. From her university profile page:
My research focuses on our cultural concern with the adolescent female body, and that body’s presentation and construction in popular media and culture.
We’ll post the discussion on our YouTube library later today.
The following are three of our most-read pieces about rape:
More than a quarter of sexual offences against people of the opposite sex are committed by women, yet in 2013 only one in every 146 people charged with sexual offences was a woman. Details are in the section on sexual abuse in our election manifesto, pp.31-37.