Agency is the belief that a person has control over and responsibility for their own actions. Society tends to emphasise the agency of men and deny the agency of women. Contrary to popular believe Feminists often deny the agency women. The current influence feminists have on western society is resulting in the codification of the denial of women's agency.
The UK has recently shifted the onus of proof for sexual offences involving a man and a woman. If a man and a woman have sex and the woman asserts that sex was not consensual then the onus of proof is placed on the man to prove that the sex was consensual.
- If a boy and a girl have sex under the age of consent, the boy is held accountable.