Blurred lines: What is consent?

Consent is now a key concept in discussions about sex and relationships. Yet, apparently, few of us actually know what it is. Advocates of teaching consent say it can make our sex lives more considerate, but aren’t attempts to ‘educate’ people about consent intrusive? In this engaging debate filmed at the Battle of Ideas in October 2015 a panel of eminent speakers and legal minds step back and discuss the meaning of consent and where the line should be drawn. The speakers are solicitor & spiked legal editor Luke Gittos, law professor David Gurnham, barristers Barbara Hewson & Mathew Scott & author Cathy Young. The chair is Helen Reece reader in law at LSE.

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