Writer Gwyneth Hughes thinks author Henry Fielding’s 1749 novel is relevant to the #MeToo era, despite it focusing on a young man's sexual exploits. “These days we are all hyper alert to issues of consent and sex equality," she says. "But Henry Fielding was there before us. Almost three hundred years ago, he was writing men and women with equal human abilities in love and sexual desire, and his moral compass was clear, compassionate and humorous. Tom never has sex with a woman who doesn’t want him."
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