Sunday, November 1, 2015

New York’s Affirmative Consent Law Affirmatively Confuses Students

"In an effort to address sexual assault on college campuses, New York became the second state to pass an affirmative consent—or “yes means yes”—law this summer, putting college students at risk of punishment if they cannot demonstrate that they received “clear permission” to engage in “sexual activity.” But how many students know about the new law they’re required to follow? What kinds of actions constitute sexual activity? And how exactly can they demonstrate or get consent?...... Under the affirmative consent standard, where one must be able to demonstrate that consent was ongoing at each step of a sexual encounter, even that might not be enough."

I can see it already.... fraternities, at their front entrance, will have pads of pre-printed "Legal Consent" forms on the table right next to the bowl of condom packages!   [clipper]

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