‘My flatmate walks around naked and I don’t like it’

Ask Roe: Does this count as her violating my consent, and what can I do?

Photograph: iStock

Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe,

I’m a 31-year-old woman and I moved into a new apartment about five months ago, and am having an issue with my flatmate. She’s generally very nice but when I first moved in I bumped into her walking naked from the bathroom to her room. I was embarrassed but she wasn’t, and she made some comment about air-drying which I laughed at, because I didn’t know what else to say. Since then, she frequently walks to or from the bathroom naked and leaves her bedroom door open when she gets changed.

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