The Age of Consent Podcast
Working with Warwick University's Laura Lammasniemi, funded by the Leverhume Trust, this five-part series explores ideas about consent, where they’ve come from and how we tend to use them, particularly in our laws, and how these ideas have evolved both legally and socially.
Are we imagining a world without rape, or are we imagining a world where every rapist is locked up? In this episode we look at how the boundaries of consent could be changed to help enable ethical sex, and also question whether consent is the best conceptual framework to do this in the first place.
What are better stories we could be telling about sex and relationships? Two years after The Age of Consent series, we reflect on previous episodes, different ways we could talk about what happy, healthy, and ethical sex looks like, and an alternative approach to sexual justice that better captures the complex realities of sex.