8 Mar 2017

Teens, Sex and Consent

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:25 pm on 8 March 2017

Wellington College is investigating some of its students over comments made on Facebook about taking advantage of drunk girls. It includes the comment "If you don't take advantage of a drunk girl, you're not a true Wc [Wellington College] boy". In 2014 the Ministry of Education updated its sex education guidelines for schools to include issues of consent. This followed the so called, Roast Busters case - where two Auckland men bragged about intoxicating underage girls and having sex with them. Dr Katie Fitzpatrick is from Auckland University's Education Department, and has long advocated for better sexuality education in schools and helped draft the new guidelines.

Wellington College is investigating some of its students over comments made on Facebook about taking advantage of drunk girls.

Wellington College is investigating some of its students over comments made on Facebook about taking advantage of drunk girls. Photo: Pixabay