Evelyn Tsao is a practising solicitor and partner at Patricia Ho & Associates. She obtained her Master of Laws at Harvard University, concentrating on feminist jurisprudence and human rights. Her practice focuses mainly on issues involving the family, women’s rights, discrimination, and social injustices.
Last changed in 1978, Hong Kong’s rape laws still place undue emphasis on the male accused’s belief that the woman had given consent. It’s past time for reform, including on the definitions of consent and rape.