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UI under fire for emphasizing consensual sex in sex-ed orientation video

  • Rizki Fachriansyah

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 17 2020   /  01:00 am
Rektorat Universitas Indonesia, Depok.(Wikimedia Commons/Ilham Kuniawan Gumilang)

The University of Indonesia (UI) has found itself embroiled in a controversy for including sexual education, with an emphasis on consent, in this year’s freshman orientation program (PKKMB UI) amid heightened concerns over sexual violence on campus. This year’s PKKMB UI was held online from Sept. 7 to 11 because of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency through the UI student affairs directorate’s official YouTube channel, which uploaded a video titled “E-Class: Preventing Sexual Violence”. However, the video – which touches on the subject of consensual sex – has since been made private on the channel in light of public protests against the program. Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) lawmaker Almuzzamil Yusuf said in a video posted on his Instagram page that UI’s “endorsement” of consensual sex could only lead to the prevalence of ...