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# Consent

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# sexual offence
Sexual consent needs to be legally defined: 'Not doing so isolates and silences victims'
RCNI recommends a definition similar to that adopted in England and Wales be introduced to a new sexual offences Bill.
# Banned
Reddit puts its foot down on revenge porn and stolen nude pics
Six months after the stolen photos of nude celebrities leaked, Reddit bans anyone from uploading nude photos without consent.
Voices
There are no shades of grey around sexual consent
Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey is just fantasy – but inexperienced young people are vulnerable to the mixed signals presented in this big screen blockbuster.
Voices
Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed...
In the age of smartphones, embarrassing pictures of our more indiscreet behaviour can have a way of haunting us.
# Abuse
New policy to protect older people and disabled persons from sexual abuse released
This comes as part of a wider policy issued today by the HSE.
# Underage Sex
Age of consent should stay at 17 but two year leeway suggested
That’s according to a report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee published yesterday.
# ceelo green
CeeLo Green quits Twitter after rape and consent tweets
The Crazy and F**k You singer has pleaded no contest to drug charges.
# Tragedy
Woman burned alive after family refuses marriage proposal
A couple were also killed for marrying without consent.
# Investigation
'Another non-consensual mass medical experiment': Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy
The procedure, that left many woman with lifelong disabilities, was carried out in Ireland until the late 1980s.
# Rape
Young people believe alcohol facilitates the majority of 'sexual hook ups'
New research into youth sexual behaviour, consent and alcohol finds that Irish young people believe sexual consent is largely ‘unspoken’.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we lower the age of consent in Ireland?
Cabinet is expected to discuss lowering the age of consent to sex from 17 to 16. Do you agree with this?
# Donors
James Reilly asks the public if organ donation should be 'opt-out'
The Department of Health is considering a new system where people are assumed to consent to donate their organs after death.
# America
US politician criticised for saying "some girls rape easy"
Republican representative for Wisconsin Roger Rivard said his father had warned him that women could agree to sex but then later claim it was not consensual.
# 1916 rising
Sinn Féin disappointed with 'inadequate' protection of Moore Street
The Government amended a Sinn Féin/Fianna Fáil motion about the protection of the 1916 battlefield site.