Plans for a consent app have faced major backlash
UCD has apologised after a student used its internal email list to ask for help developing a consent app.
The email explained that the app would allow people planning to have sex to electronically sign a pre-made contract.
A 4th year medicine student sent a request to all those on the college's School of Computer Science email list, looking for someone to develop the app.
Those in the college's School of Computer Science were also told the consent app would fight "the ever growing fear of men being sued post-intercourse".
The UCD School of Computer Science have issued an apology email to students after receiving several complaints. Glad to hear the app isn’t being supported by the department but is there anything being done to stop it? Are @ucddublin and @UCDMedicine also going to investigate? pic.twitter.com/2n9qkCnTfM
— Jade Wilson (@jadeswilson) 12 March 2019
We wholly condemn this email and app. Reporting rates of sexual assault are already too low, the number of false reports is grossly exaggerated at all times, including this insulting and belittling message. We are committed to eradicating this belief across Ireland. #ConsentUCD https://t.co/1O8woDuzM8
— Consent at UCD (@ConsentUCD) 12 March 2019