Article published about Rad Sex & Consent Week

6 May

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The charming Mitchell Toy of the fair and open-minded tabloid newspaper The Herald Sun has kindly promoted our event!

However, it would be much appreciated if you would take the time to read and comment on the piece as there are a few inaccuracies and mistakes made, namely:

  • there is no ‘furore’ or ‘controversy’ at Melbourne Uni but much positivity around the week, and surely Mr. Toy wouldn’t want to whip up a controversy where there is none;
  • they seem to have accidentally used the word ‘performing’ when they meant ‘demonstrating’, and ‘live and extreme sex show’ instead of ‘sex education demonstration’;
  • a bum massage is not what everyone would deem ‘extreme’! Or, ‘too graphic to be detailed in the Herald Sun’!;
  • they seem to be a bit confused about the fact that while some money went towards the week none was paid for the workshop in question (and of course all the unpaid work many students and guests have done to make this week such a success is ignored!)
  • Oh, and please kindly request that one Charley Daniels not speak as though she is an expert on the sex lives of ‘the vast majority of students’! Or, for that matter, be represented as a Student Councillor when she is not.
  • It’s amazing that Ms Daniels was ‘amazed’ to find the workshop matched its published description. Amazing!

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4 Responses to “Article published about Rad Sex & Consent Week”

  1. erinclaireb May 6, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    if there’s one thing media watch loves, it’s making fun of the herald scum – so send this to media watch! it’s appalling (though hardly surprising from such a rag)

    • belle oconnor May 6, 2012 at 11:52 am #

      That’s a great idea! It’s such a shame that the haters had to come out after what was such a mature, safe, and positive week. Oh well! More people will now know about it and be able to attend next year! Not to mention the increase in web traffic to 🙂

  2. Jodi Peskett May 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    It is such a shame that this is the publicity that Rad Sex & Consent Week got. It sounded like a great week and I am disappointed that I missed it 😦 Still I look forward to next year!

    • belle oconnor May 8, 2012 at 8:45 am #

      I think the thing that the people trying to make trouble haven’t realized is that a lot of students who didn’t hear about it before will actually think ‘damn I missed that?!’ rather than clutch their pearls lol

      So I imagine if it runs next year promotion won’t be as much work!

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