In a bold move that has been celebrated by women's rights supporters, TV presenter Charlie Webster resigned from her role as Sheffield United patron after convicted rapist Ched Evans was controversially invited back to train with the football club.
Webster, a women’s rights campaigner and a survivor of sexual assault herself, disagreed with the decision to allow Evans to play again, saying Sheffield United had not acknowledged the extremity of his crime.
Speaking on Newsnight, she said her decision was based on her belief that Evans should not represent the community. She's not alone: 150,000 people also signed a petition demanding that Sheffield United refuse to sign him.
"He's not just going into a job, he's bandied as a role model and we cheer him on as a role model, and he's influencing the next generation of young men who are currently still making their decisions on how to treat women and what sexual mutual consent is," she said.
Webster added that she hopes her decision will make an impact. "I've spoken quite a few times now and now I'm here speaking to you. I'm trying to, I suppose, give victims of sexual abuse a voice because I think in this day and age, in 2014, we're a rich society – rich in education as well – and still there isn't an education on mutual consent."