Queensland's 120-year-old mistake of fact excuse allows defendants to argue they honestly and reasonably believed the other person consented to sex — even if they did not.
Just because a space is hyper-sexualised doesn't mean consent doesn't matter. In fact, it becomes even more important that everyone understands and observes agreed boundaries.
Parents can play an important role helping youth navigate the messages they see on YouTube about sexual consent.
The mobile game has been downloaded more than 50 million times. If you have kids, they've probably played it. But it's more problematic than most people realise.
Almost 20% of people in the 2019 Global Drug Survey had been taken advantage of while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Violence is not just a private matter between people. Regulating it is not the duty of communities or the state alone.
Gender and sexuality can help understand consent – but there's so much more to consider, when drugs are involved.
Sex-education curricula that openly discuss sexting, consent and other online behaviours have never been more important for teens -- in Ontario and globally.
Laws around the world continue to fail victims of rape and sexual abuse. It is time this, too, changed.
Do we need a code of conduct to clarify issues around sexual harassment or worse in the workplace or zero tolerance to send the right message?
France is having a debate over the age of sexual consent. Perhaps it is time the UK joined in.
How can we increase safety and reduce the likelihood of sexual violence in chemsex settings? Addressing wider issues surrounding sexual consent might be a start.
Some Australian universities have introduced a one-off sexual consent program to combat sexual assault and harassment on campus, but one-off programs are unlikely to be effective in the long term.
In the wake of the MeToo and Time's Up movements, a new model of sexual consent is required – one that needs a clear and unequivocal yes from all parties.
Because it's not always as simple as 'yes means yes'.