The psychology of consent in wake of #MeToo movement

Morning Talk 28/02/2018

In the wake of the Russell McVeagh inappropriate behaviour scandal, Dr Pani Farvid discusses issue of consent in the workplace.

Earlier in the week, staff of law firm Russell McVeagh were accused of allegedly having sex with university students on a boardroom table at a post-seminar gathering.

The allegation came from senior law lecturer Khylee Quince from Auckland University of Technology in a Facebook post.

In response, the firm has said there was never a formal complaint laid at the time.

Dr Pani Farvid, senior lecturer at AUT, to discuss how the allegations delve into the psychology of consent.

Dr Farvid explained that the alleged workplace actions were something “…they could get away with in the early 2000s”.But not in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

“In the wake of the #MeToo movement… people can’t get away with this anymore,” she told RadioLIVE. 

Listen to the full interview with Pani Farvid above.

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