Tag: consent

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Upskirting now illegal in the UK

Good news for those who care about consent: this week ‘upskirting’ became illegal in the UK. This refers to the act of photographing under someone’s clothing without their consent and usually without their knowledge. The new law makes it illegal for anyone of any gender to violate someone’s consent in this way, if …read more →

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January consent workshop – Getting and Giving What We Want

We are delighted to announce that next week Felix and Blake will once again be facilitating a consent workshop in London. This is another opportunity to participate in the sold-out workshop held in October, which is being run again due to popular demand. Here’s what attendees from the previous workshop had to say …read more →

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What the BDSM community can teach us about consent

The Metro has just published a piece on What the BDSM community can teach us about consent, interviewing Backlash spokesperson Blake. ‘This idea that consent is a contract is really pernicious,’ Blake says. ‘Consent is revocable and ongoing, and being encouraged to change your mind is necessary for consent. By saying …read more →

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Consent workshop in London – Getting and Giving What We Want

Have you ever said yes when you meant no, or no when you meant yes? This event is for you. Backlash is producing a new consent workshop as part of our ongoing efforts to protect adult consent, especially in the BDSM and sex positive communities. Getting and Giving What We …read more →

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Developing a consent culture

Guest post by Emily Rape. Sexual abuse. What distinguishes those two horrific things from sex – generally accepted to be one of the most enjoyable pastimes available to us? It’s consent. Consent is vital. Consent is key. Meaningful consent is what makes the difference between sex, and sexual abuse. And …read more →