‘Is This Rape? Sex On Trial’ Gets Mixed Reaction From Viewers 6 years ago

‘Is This Rape? Sex On Trial’ Gets Mixed Reaction From Viewers

BBC Three aired a programme entitled Is This Rape? Sex On Trial last night.

In the show 24 young people were shown a three-part drama (created for the show) in which a man has oral sex with a woman who appears to be unresponsive.

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They were then asked to say whether they thought that the woman gave her consent and if this act constituted as rape.

Over half said that she didn’t consent with 13 per cent saying she did consent and 33 per cent saying they didn’t know.

Basically, the programme highlighted how much teenagers know (or don’t know) about the issue of consent.

The reaction to it was mixed on Twitter with many saying that they felt that they were concerned about the beliefs of those involved…

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Some questioned the motive of the broadcaster and the message they were sending out... 

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Others said that the show was good because it highlights that more education is needed…

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