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Columnist and Author Roxane Gay, 'Consent Videos', What Women Want From Support Workers

Columnist Roxane Gay. What do women want from support workers when they seek help for things like addiction? Plus why some women are being asked to record 'consent videos'.

Roxane Gay is an American columnist and author. Her award-winning autobiography, Hunger, has been praised for opening difficult conversations around fatphobia and feminism. She talks to Jane Garvey about the politics of race, gender and sexuality - and how these things have impacted her life.

What do women want from support workers when they access help with addiction, homelessness or other issues? Three former service users have been conducting research for the Commission on Domestic/Sexual Abuse and Multiple Disadvantage about what really matters to women in crisis. How important is it that workers have lived experience of trauma or addiction?

In a post #MeToo era some men are going to extreme lengths to ensure they have consent from their female sexual partners. A new trend is seeing women being asked to record ‘consent videos’ before having sex with men. We look at the problem of consent and the recording of it

Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Beverley Purcell

Guest; Roxane Gay - photo credit Jay Grabiec
Guest; Sonia Braham
Guest; Naima
Guest; Amanda Hailes
Guest; Alix Fox
Guest; Rachel King

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