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#ConsentIs: Consent At University & Beyond

*TRIGGER WARNING* We’re in education for years and years and most of us leave with a decent knowledge of Pythagoras’ Theorem and how to list what’s in our pencil case in about three different languages – without having any real-world skills. I’m serious. I’ve never once used that stuff, but taxes, mortgages, and basically anything I genuinely need to be an adult is pretty alien to me. However, you can make mistakes along the way with all that stuff. One thing you can’t mess up is sexual consent. It’s not a joke, and yet it’s rarely discussed, and as a new academic year begins, I think it’s time we changed things.

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There’s No Justice In Rape

Your brother has an affair with a married woman. What do you do? Tell him he’s an idiot, or perhaps that he’s playing with fire? Or do you support him whilst telling him he’s making a big mistake? Perhaps there are circumstances as to why this has happened and you don’t feel it’s your place to judge? Or perhaps you simply don’t care – after all, it’s not your life. But what if it was made your business in the worst way? What if, simply because of your brother’s indiscretions, you were going to be raped? 

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Famous People Can Rape, Too.

… But thankfully, this is very rare. Okay, so this blog post is something I’ve thought about for a while, though obviously not in this context, but that’s been today’s inspiration. I logged into Twitter, and I saw that #WeKnowTheRealHarry was trending. After a bit of investigation, I saw that One Direction fans are going crazy because Harry Styles, one of their members, has been accused of rape. The inspiration behind this post is that I wanted to explore exactly why ‘knowing the real’ person in ANY case doesn’t actually mean anything when it comes to this terrible crime.

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