Ireland Students believe consent is possible after as much as a bottle of vodka, 14 pints of beer or three bottles of wine - study

11:50  07 august  2018
11:50  07 august  2018 Source:   independent.ie

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Stock image © Provided by Irish Independent Stock image The majority of Irish college students believe that someone who has consumed as much as a bottle of vodka, 14 pints of beer or three bottles of wine still has the capacity to give consent to sex.

Student views on the impact alcohol has on an individual's capacity to grant consent is one of the focuses of a new report, which says there is an urgent need to raise awareness on this topic.

  Students believe consent is possible after as much as a bottle of vodka, 14 pints of beer or three bottles of wine - study © Catalyst Images Students were asked about sexual harassment, perceptions of sex education at school and the connection between heavy drinking and the capacity to give consent.

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A strong pint of beer contains three units, while a lower strength lager is just over two units. The weekly recommendation of no more than 14 units, equates to six pints or 10 small glasses of wine . Meanwhile, a 750ml bottle of red, white or rose, is 10 units.

4.5 standard drinks per container. 25-fluid ounce bottle of wine ? This serving size of wine contains about the same amount of alcohol as a 12-ounce regular beer or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof spirits. Men: More than 4 drinks on any day or more than 14 drinks per week.

The NUI Galway study led by Dr Pádraig McNeela, titled 'Are Consent Workshops Sustainable and Feasible in Third Level Institutions?', includes surveys with more than 3,500 students at sexual consent workshops, devised by NUI Galway and held at four colleges nationally.

It explored students' experience of sexual harassment at college, sex education at school and perceptions around heavy drinking and the capacity to give consent. It found that more than two in three (70pc) female students experience sexual harassment over the course of their college years. It is also a problem for males, though to a lesser degree (40pc).

A Pint of Craft Beer on Trendy Brewery Bar © Catalyst Images A Pint of Craft Beer on Trendy Brewery Bar Some 71pc of female and 63pc of male students were dissatisfied with the sex education they received at school, with lesbians, gays and bisexuals most likely to be lacking the knowledge they wanted.

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The Scottish Government said the figure, which remained virtually static since 2005, is equivalent to more than 46 bottles of vodka , 537 pints of beer or 130 bottles of wine .

A bottle of wine that is 750ml and is 12 per cent in strength, would have 12 units in it. They advise that both men and women should not drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. This equates to six small glasses of wine , six pints of lager or five pints of cider.

A cohort of the students read one of two versions of a story about sexual consent, where the two characters, one male and one female, were drinking heavily.

In one version, they consumed 14 standard drink measures - about half a bottle of spirits, seven pints of beer or a bottle and a half of wine - over the course of an evening and, in the other, they drank twice that amount over nine to 10 hours.

People celebrating in a party © Catalyst Images People celebrating in a party In the version where 14 standard drinks were consumed, only 20pc of students regarded the girl as too drunk to give consent and 14pc saw the male as too drunk to give consent.

Even when 28 standard drinks were consumed, 67pc did not agree the female was too drunk to give consent and 70pc did not agree the male was unable to give consent.

However, a majority of the students felt the two characters would regret their actions the following day.

Friends hands drinking beer at brewery pub restaurant - Friendship concept with young people enjoying time together and having genuine fun at cool vintage brew bar - Focus on middle right small glass © Catalyst Images Friends hands drinking beer at brewery pub restaurant - Friendship concept with young people enjoying time together and having genuine fun at cool vintage brew bar - Focus on middle right small glass According to the report, "the lack of apparent force or coercion in the scenario seems to have put it into a category of consensual drunk sex, yet the recognition that regret could occur the next day does suggest the potential to raise awareness that capacity to give consent is severely impacted by alcohol consumption".

Higher Education Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor said providing excellence in education depended also on providing a safe learning environment, free from sexual harassment, assault and the fear or threat of it.

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