In this week alone, we’ve banned a Christmas song, the use of meat-based puns, The Little Mermaid and conversing with women. I fear whatever sense that was left is now gone.
While the hammer might have judged Brett Kavanaugh innocent, the cluelessness of sex and consent remains. Education starts at school, as it did with me.
According to a ruling in the US legal system, withdrawn consent does not qualify as rape. It is exactly ruling like these that stop victims from coming forward.
Frank Sinatra was charged with seduction in 1938, but did you know that seduction was also a civil offence in Australia? Ugur Nedim gives us a brief history.
In Richard Jackson weekend #longreads you’ll get Noam Chomsky on the media today, the issue of sexual consent and Alzheimer’s, from HBO to Netflix and a dose of extreme Catholicism.