Forty years since Fame showed the vulnerability of performing arts students, we can still do more to protect them. As we resume physical contact, we can use performance to renegotiate safe intimacy.
Assuming everyone we encounter in public is vulnerable to COVID-19 may be the best ethical response to social distancing and consent.
The law on indecent imagery of children should distinguish between pictures or videos produced by young people and those taken by adults.
The jury at the Weinstein trial will have to check their biases about consent.
As the Harvey Weinstein trials start, a psychology scholar explains why jurors may be biased on the question of consent. While the situations examined in these studies are not equivalent to sexual assault, they illustrate a pervasive psychological bias.
The terms 'freedom' and 'choice' – on which the legal definition of consent depends – mean very different things to different people.
Health data can be collected with and without patient consent, and can produce significant research outcomes.
Health data gathered without the patient's consent can provide valuable information; however, transparency is crucial to maintain trust.
Four ways to teach children about consent.
Formally planning ahead in case of illness or injury can provide you a voice when you may no longer have one - here's our guide
B.C. green-lighted an exploration permit to a mining company, despite the fact that plans for a mine were rejected both federally and by the Tsilhqot’in National Government.
(Garth Lenz/ Tsilhqot’in National Government)
Dasiqox Tribal Park offers a powerful example of what true reconciliation can mean for Canada when Indigenous peoples and their rights are respected and upheld.
The proposed Quayside neighbourhood in Toronto will collect data from individuals in public spaces, but getting consent is a tricky issue.
Picture Plane for Heatherwick Studio for Sidewalk Labs
A report based on public consultations conducted by Sidewalk Labs has still not answered many pressing concerns about privacy and consent in Toronto's Quayside development.
Nursing home staff report feeling demoralized by the use of web-endabled cameras to monitor the care of patients.
Ever more Americans are using digital cameras to keep an eye on elderly relatives who live in nursing homes. This surveillance may violate patients' privacy and demoralize their caretakers.
A gift worth giving.
England is moving to an opt-out organ donation scheme. Here's how it could be a success.
If a Canadian health-care professional believes that an adolescent is a mature minor and has not been vaccinated, they are legally and ethically obliged to provide them with information about vaccination.
In Canada, the age of consent for health-care decisions is assessed on a case-by-case basis. It can be age 14, or sometimes even younger.
Almost 20% of people in the 2019 Global Drug Survey had been taken advantage of while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
From video games developed where players can "play" at raping women, to advertisements that sexualise women's bodies, men’s entitlement to women is just a given.
In a search of social science literature on pornography, none of the definitions reviewed mentioned consent.
Describing non-consensual acts as pornography minimises the importance of consent.
Two in five Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence.
Australians are more aware of domestic violence and sexual assault than before. But a worrying proportion blame victims for abuse, think women are lying, and don't believe consent is always necessary.
This Nov. 14, 2018 photo shows six women who have filed a lawsuit against Dartmouth College in New Hampshire for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female graduate students to harassment, groping and sexual assault.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
It's time to stop surveying women about their experiences as rape victims, time to research the men who perpetrate these crimes and work to inebriate and isolate women.
Teens are questioning the suggestion that they can’t get their stories straight and that abusive behaviour is to be expected at their age. Here teens from the 1980s pose for a time capsule.
Last week's hearing with Brett Kavanaugh raised questions about how responsible we are for our youthful actions. A legal scholar says that youthful inexperience doesn’t let us off the hook.
Society teaches young people to avoid saying 'no', so they need more support to navigate the awkwardness of sex.