Affirmative Consent Activists Seek to Expand Government Meddling in Your Private Life

December 30, 2014

By Hans Bader at

Left-wing social engineers are never satisfied. Give them an inch and they will take a mile. So it is with fanatical “Only Yes Means Yes” activists. Earlier this year, they succeeded in convincing California’s legislature to pass a lawrequiring an “agreement” showing “affirmative consent” for sex on college campuses — and not just for sex, but also for a potentially much broader, undefined category of sexual “activity” among college students. (Their ultimate goal is to require “verbal consent” to every sexual “act” or escalation of intimacy, even though it’s hard to imagine anyone in the real world who would actually want their lover to ask them “may I touch your breast” before doing it, especially if their lover already knows from experience that such touching would be welcome.)...