Women’s and Gender Studies

Lecture to explore role of consent in preventing sexual violence

While the concept of consent has permeated popular culture as a way to defuse sexual violence, does this focus really set the standard for healthy and ethical sexual relations?

Melanie Beres of the Department of Sociology, Gender, and Social Work at the University of Otago, New Zealand, seeks to address this question in a free public lecture Wednesday, November 19, at 4 p.m. in McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall.