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What Were You Wearing exhibition, St Andrews

EDM (Early Day Motion) 14: tabled on 10 May 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that the What Were You Wearing? art exhibition was displayed in Scotland for the first time at the University of St Andrews in March; understands that the exhibition is a recreation of a number outfits which were worn by people when they were sexually assaulted; further understands that the exhibition aims to challenge the blaming of survivors of sexual assault by recognising that the clothes someone wears are not in any way a substitute for giving consent; commends the StAnd Together initiative, Kara Stewart, Got Consent Coordinator and other University of St Andrews students for organising the exhibition; stands with survivors of sexual assault; and calls on the Government to do more to counter violence against women and girls.