I knew there would be some kind of backlash ... but I didn't know it would go as big
– George Lawlor
When George Lawlor wrote an article for Warwick University’s student news website, The Tab, about his offence at being invited to sexual consent class, he wasn't expecting to start a national debate.
George's outrage at the idea that he should go to a class, in his words, to stop him being a rapist, has caused many to criticise him for undermining the issue of consent education and the increase in sexual assaults.
Fast forward four weeks, and George has been driven out of lectures and faced fierce backlash from his fellow students.
George joins us today to discuss what triggered him to write the blog and why he is now concerned for his academic and professional future following.