Dr Victoria Brooks, Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation calling for safe institutional spaces to research female sexuality on the wake of the #MeToo movement.

The article called on more research on the sexual experiences of women, so the law can reflect this, as it is currently defined as a ‘black and white’ situation. Dr Brooks highlighted the widespread issue of institutions normalising sexual harassment within themselves, making work that challenges sexual knowledge almost impossible.

She wrote: “All this means that the very places that fiercely debate feminism and human rights are producing hostile environments where the ideas of women are not given equal weight.”

Talking about the importance of encouraging research spaces for understanding the contexts that led to the #MeToo movement, Dr Brooks concluded: “Perhaps then we can work towards changing norms around sex and relationships and from formulating consent laws that better fit the sexuality and experiences of women.”

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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