The Consent Workshop Tiwa Savage's Sex Tape Blackmail Should Change Our View On Sex

Tiwa Savage’s Sex Tape Blackmail Should Change Our View On Sex

Although Tiwa Savage has a new project out, the Water & Garri EP which features one of America’s enduring RnB forebearers Brandy, public attention shifted to a rather private matter concerning the singer recently. Going live on New York-based radio station Power 105.1 FM to disclose her plight of being blackmailed with her sex tape, Savage’s privacy was turned inside out again. It seemed like a preemptive action, to lessen the windfall around such news catching everyone unawares. Not new to controversies and tribulations since her career became a bonafide force in the industry and beyond, we as bystanders have come to associate all these with the choppy terrain of celebrity.  What she has grappled… Read More

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The Consent Workshop Clubhouse Has a Verbal Sexual Harassment Problem

Clubhouse Has a Verbal Sexual Harassment Problem

While we often associate sexual harassment with physical spaces, like parks, schools, malls, offices, etc, there seems to be no limit to where it can occur. With the advent of social media, sexual harassment has embedded itself on the text and visual platforms. Like offline environments, the advances are usually unsolicited and uncollaborative, often leaning into the existing power dynamic between men and women. Nonetheless, we aren’t dismissing how women can also be perpetrators. Emboldened by the option of anonymity, perpetrators can get away without immediate consequences. Inappropriate sexual jokes, sending nude pictures, requesting sexual favours are just some of the examples that can take place. The arrival of Clubhouse… Read More

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The Consent Workshop Safeguarding the Human Rights of Women

Safeguarding the Human Rights of Women

Abstract The disparity between the male and female gender has been a source of concern in many quarters of the world. This is due to the continuous abuse of women’s rights and their relegation in terms of policy and decision-making. This article seeks to discuss instances women’s rights are relegated and efforts to create equal access for women by eradicating practices that are repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience. The question is whether these efforts can safeguard women’s rights to ensure equitable growth and sustainable development, considering this ill-treatment of women has gone on from generation to generation?   Introduction Human rights are basic fundamental rights inherent in all… Read More

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The Consent Workshop The Normalisation of Men's Sexual Assault is the Monster We Have Made

The Normalisation of Men’s Sexual Assault is the Monster We Have Made

When we think of sexual assault, we are hard-wired to think of women and their experiences. According to the UN Women, an estimated 736 million women—almost one in three—have been subjected to intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, or both at least once in their life (30 per cent of women aged 15 and older) and this figure does not include sexual harassment. When it comes to centring men’s experiences, however, some pitfalls exist to undermine our approach. First, we need to establish that sexual assault against men is more common than we think. Whether in childhood or as adults, at least 1 in 6 men have experienced sexual abuse… Read More

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The Consent Workshop TCW Chat: Judicaelle Irakoze

TCW Chat: Judicaelle Irakoze

  In 2019, we started TCW Chat, a series of conversations with various people discussing topics around consent, sexual assault and the intersection of their work and life around these topics. During that time, we had Olutimehin Adegbeye tell us a little about consent in low-income neighbourhoods in Nigeria, Dayo Adedapo told us about toxic masculinity and Jade Bentil told us a little about feminism and the representation of black women in media. We took a break in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and this year, we are back, better and more consistent. Every month, we’ll pick someone and talk about these urgent topics in the hope that one… Read More

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