The Underside of “Affirmative Consent”

October 19, 2014

By Masha Gershman at The American Interest

Two college students lie on a dorm room bed, there are soft whispers and light touching, but escalating passions are abruptly interrupted when one student hands the other a sexual consent form. The students’ lawyers, suddenly revealed to be sitting on either side of the bed, dive into heated negotiations over what sexual activities will and will not transpire that evening. That comical video was produced in 2004, but it may seem less absurd now than it did a decade ago...

Cases: California: Affirmative Consent Bill Threatens Student Due Process