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UI rebuffs criticism of consensual sex class

  • Tri Indah Oktavianti

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 18 2020   /  01:00 am
Rektorat Universitas Indonesia, Depok.(Wikimedia Commons/Ilham Kuniawan Gumilang)

The University of Indonesia (UI) has clarified and rebuffed criticism against the consensual sex subject taught in this year’s freshman orientation program (PKKMB UI), saying it was taught under the context of sexual harassment and not to promote casual sex. “What has been circulating around was a single slide titled sexual consent and it has been linked to other concepts of sexual activities. [...] In fact, the subject given was about sexual violence and the purpose is to build awareness among students so that they can avoid and prevent sexual violence from happening,” UI’s secretary, Agustin Kusumayati, said during a virtual media briefing on Wednesday. She argued that the subject part of the university’s response to rampant sexual abuse cases within the campus. She regretted that critics had disregarded the fact that the presentations consisted o...