Colleges Are Rewriting What Consent Means to Address Sexual Assault

September 8, 2014

By Tyler Kingkade at The Huffington Post

The days of "no means no" are giving way to "only yes means yes."

People perked their ears in August when California passed the first state-mandated collegiate consent policy. All California colleges receiving state funds would need to adopt an "affirmative consent" standard in their sexual violence prevention education for students and in adjudication of campus rape cases. In short, affirmative consent means "only yes means yes," rather than "no means no," and it requires both parties to get unambiguous, clear, affirmative consent in sexual interactions...

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