They are the university workshops designed to inform new students about sexual consent in an effort to tackle the rising number of assaults on campus.
But in a sign of a growing backlash against such events, not a single fresher attended an hour-long session at a top Cambridge college.
Heh! The feminists be fewmin’…
The angry women’s officer (Ed: Is that describing her state, or is she the officer for angry women?) at Clare College later posted pictures of the empty auditorium on social media and lambasting freshers for snubbing the event. She described the move as a ‘huge step backwards’.
Oh, I don’t know. I find it rather refreshing.
In a post to accompany the picture of the empty venue, she complained: ‘This is the number of Clare College freshers who thought it worth their time to show up to the consent workshops this morning, who thought that an hour out of their morning in Freshers’ Week was too much to ask.’
Awww, dry those tears, honey.
Speaking to student newspaper Varsity, Cambridge University Students’ Union women’s officer Audrey Sebatindira also expressed her disappointment.
She said: ‘In the 2014 Cambridge Speaks Out survey, 77 per cent of respondents had experienced sexual harassment while at Cambridge.
‘Given how pervasive the problem is, there’s no doubt that the consent workshops are necessary and more people should appreciate that.’
Put on something worth appreciating then. Why should anyone appreciate a lecture by people with no sense of humour, or any visible sense of proportion?