Opinion Ian O'Doherty

Monday 24 September 2018

Ian O'Doherty: Consent may be sexy but surely enthusiasm is sexier?

A question of consent
A question of consent
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

If we have learned one thing from the fallout from the Belfast rape trial - and that's a rather large 'if' - then it must surely be that the sexes still struggle to communicate with each other.

The wildly divergent responses have opened a scab that exists all across Western societies.

It brought home the ubiquity of porn; it raised ugly questions about male entitlement and provided uglier answers; it prompted one of those dreaded 'national conversations' about where we are going as a people.

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