SEX: Conversations on Consent to Sex
In this episode, Charlotte is joined by Nicole Bogott, director of the Philia Project association and co-initiator of the conversations on the consent campaign and Alex Born, financial director of the Philia Association and co-initiator of Consent Revolution, a community-driven leadership initiative working to promote equality and justice globally. Together they have a radical conversation about overhauling the law on consent to sex and what it means to be deceived into sex. Is deception to sex a form of rape? They discuss ‘affirmative consent’ as a new approach that requires both parties to ask for consent before having sex. Delving into academic theory about ‘welcomeness’ standards, respect and mutuality in sex, is there another way to define truly equal sex in a society underpinned by gender inequality? Finally, they share their radical definition of consent that reflects the willingness to have sex.