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  • Would you use the ‘Yes to Sex’ app? Controversial software creates legally-binding [tr]

    01/15/2018 6:19:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2018 | Tim Collins
    A controversial new app hopes to clear up the issue of consent between sexual partners, by creating legally binding contracts. The software hopes to help protect against STDs and 'revenge porn', as well as making clear what each person is comfortable with in the bedroom.
  • New Swedish Consent Laws Could Require Written Permission For Sexual Relations

    12/21/2017 4:41:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 20, 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    The left-wing Swedish governing coalition is looking to drastically tighten the country’s sexual consent laws which will require prior verbal or written consent from both partners in the near future. The government has said the new laws, which will go into effect in July of next year, will require both partners to have explicit verbal or written consent in order to engage in sexual activity, or be open to potential rape charges Die Welt reports.
  • France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

    12/13/2017 11:13:00 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 6 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | December 13th, 2017 | Channel News Asia
    PARIS: All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday (Dec 13). The requirement is part of a French bill that seeks to adapt data privacy regulations and improve access to the information internet companies gather, store and in many cases sell to other firms about people's online activity
  • Men Legally Allowed to Finish Sex Even If Woman Revokes Consent, NC Law States

    06/22/2017 5:03:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    Vice ^ | June 22, 2017 | Kimberly Lawson
    North Carolina is the one state where the law explicitly says you cannot revoke consent once it's given. A bill that would remove this "unacceptable loophole" has little traction. One May evening in 1977, Beverly Hester was sexually assaulted. According to the summary included in the North Carolina Supreme Court decision State v. Way, she testified that the perpetrator, Donnie Way, threatened to beat her if she didn't have sex with him while hanging out at a friend's apartment. When she tried to leave the bedroom, he allegedly slapped her in the face. Hester went on to tell the court...
  • Now There Are Calls for Consent Before Kids Receive Hugs and Kisses from Grandma

    12/19/2016 7:36:58 AM PST · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 15, 2016 | Walter Hudson
    Kids own their bodies, and must give consent before hugs and kisses from Grandma. That's an argument from Scary Mommy: Teaching children about consent is crucial, so why do some parents still insist their kids hug and kiss relatives even if they don’t want to? As consent and bodily autonomy become a bigger conversation, there are those speaking out about how we need to give children agency over their own bodies — even if it means turning down hugs from grandma and grandpa. The piece shares this meme found on social media: Katia Hetter taught her daughter an important lesson...
  • Stanford swimmer gets jailed only 6 months for raping unconscious woman

    06/07/2016 6:19:22 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 77 replies
    A six-month jail term for a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus after both attended a fraternity party is being decried as a slap on the wrist.
  • Connecticut senate passes affirmative consent bill (before college kids can kiss, etc.)

    05/08/2016 8:20:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 5, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Connecticut is one step closer to ensuring college students are easily accused of sexual assault for not following a government-mandated list of rules for the bedroom. The state senate, late Wednesday evening, passed an affirmative consent bill - or "yes means yes" legislation - designed to force students engaging in sexual activity to follow a question-and-answer formula. From the moment the students are about to touch, they would have to ask: "May I kiss you?" "May I touch you here?" etc. [Snip] The policy decouples context from the totality of the sexual experience. If a student fails to ask for...
  • Expelled basketball captain Jack Montague to sue Yale

    03/14/2016 1:46:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | March 14, 2016 | Jill Martin, Brynn Gingras and Steve Almasy
    Expelled Yale men's basketball captain Jack Montague will sue the university, his attorney announced Monday. Max Stern, legal counsel for Montague, said in a statement that Montague was expelled from Yale on February 10 after a panel of the Yale University-Wide Committee found that he had nonconsensual sex in October 2014 with a female student who is currently a junior at Yale. Montague was expelled during the second semester of his senior year.
  • College Program: Follow These Five Steps Before Kissing Someone or It’s Sexual Assault

    02/02/2016 8:51:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | February 1, 2016 | Katherine Timpf
    The University of Southern California hosted a “Consent Carnival” where it taught students that there’s a five-step process they must follow before kissing someone in order for it to not be considered sexual assault.
  • Campus zealots hound student out of lectures and bars with shouts of 'rapist' after he dared to [tr]

    11/22/2015 5:52:04 PM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2015 | Eleanor Harding
    A student has been driven out of lectures and bars with shouts of ‘rapist’ after he dared to question the effectiveness of ‘consent workshops’. Second-year George Lawlor, 19, fears for his future at Warwick University after being ostracised and bullied for challenging a student union drive to hold rape awareness sessions. Writing in a blog, he argued that the overwhelming majority of people ‘don’t have to be taught to not be a rapist’ – and that men inclined to commit the crime would be unlikely to attend such a workshop.
  • Oxford student activist resigns after admitting to non-consensual sex (Black Leftist Lesbian)

    10/15/2015 6:31:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 14, 2015 | Radhika Sanghani
    A prominent student activist at Oxford University has resigned from a number of societies after admitting she had non-consensual sex with someone. Annie Teriba, a third-year student at Wadham college, said she failed to establish consent during sex with someone she met the NUS Black Students’ Conference. According to student newspapers Cherwell and The Oxford Student, Teriba wrote a statement on her Facebook profile which has since been deleted.
  • Texas A&M adopts 'yes means yes' consent policy

    09/25/2015 6:03:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    Texas A&M University has revised its sexual misconduct policy to narrowly define consent along the lines of the "yes means yes" or "affirmative consent" standards that are sweeping the nation. A&M's student newspaper, the Battalion, reports that the policy was revised prior to the fall semester.
  • College Students Told to Take Photos With a ‘Consent Contract’ Before They Have Sex

    07/08/2015 7:56:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/08/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    A “yes means yes” advocacy group, the Affirmative Consent Project, is instructing college students to take a picture with a contract before they have sex with each other just to make absolutely sure both parties are officially consenting. In fact, the group has been distributing contracts to schools nationwide as part of its Consent Conscious Kit, according to an article in the Washington Examiner. If no camera is available, students are encouraged to fill out the form on the back of the contract which states, “On this date [fill in the blank], we agree to have consensual sex with one...
  • Advocacy group distributes sexual 'consent contracts' to college students

    07/07/2015 11:08:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    The Affirmative Consent Project, which advocates for "yes means yes" sexual consent policies, has been distributing "consent contracts" to college students across the country. The contract states in big red letters: "YES! We agree to have SEX!" (emphasis original), and asks participants to take a photo together holding the contract. If a camera can't be found, then the participants would need to fill out the form included on the back of the contract.
  • Sex, Dementia and a Husband on Trial at Age 78

    04/14/2015 1:53:46 PM PDT · by Theoria · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 April 2015 | Pam Belluck
    There is no question that Donna Lou Rayhons had severe Alzheimer’s. In the days before being placed in a nursing home in Garner, Iowa, last year, Mrs. Rayhons, 78, could not recall her daughters’ names or how to eat a hamburger. One day, she tried to wash her hands in the toilet of a restaurant bathroom. But another question has become the crux of an extraordinary criminal case unfolding this week in an Iowa courtroom: Was Mrs. Rayhons able to consent to sex with her husband? Henry Rayhons, 78, has been charged with third-degree felony sexual abuse, accused of having...
  • Two Teens Have Sex. Neither Could Legally Consent, But Only the Boy Gets a Felony Charge

    03/11/2015 9:16:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Reason ^ | March 10, 2015 | Robby Soave
    If two people are equally unable to give consent, but have sex anyway, should either be charged with a crime? It's a question that many college administrators wrestle with when drugs and alcohol are factors in sexual assault disputes. The verdict often seems to be that male students are uniquely responsible for ascertaining that their sexual partners are in a state of mind to consent, even when the female is the initiator and both are intoxicated.
  • Minnesota Supreme Court finds implied-consent law for drunken drivers constitutional

    02/11/2015 8:05:17 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 2-11-15 | David Chanen
    Despite national court decisions limiting police in obtaining a blood-alcohol sample without a warrant, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that doing so doesn’t violate the state and U.S. Constitutions. As a result, in Minnesota, a suspected drunken driver can still be charged with refusing a breath or blood test if arresting officers believe there’s enough evidence to get a search warrant to require the test — even if they don’t obtain the warrant. Only a few states have a similar implied-consent law. The issue, which reached the state Supreme Court in a case involving William Bernard Jr., has been...
  • Anti-Christian Activist: God Raped Mary

    01/05/2015 7:34:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Matt Barber
    One of the secular left’s latest windmills at which to tilt is America’s fanciful “rape culture.” There is a universal ethos of violence against women, as they imagine it, that stems from a millennia-old global patriarchy chiefly derived from religion in general and Judeo-Christianity in particular (another of their pet nemeses). Paradoxically, these “progressive” Don Quixotes actually believe in said “rape culture,” something that, outside of Islam, does not exist, while they disbelieve in their Creator, Christ Jesus, who both did and does exist. Exhibit A, of course, is the now-debunked UVA fraternity gang-rape hoax concocted in the disturbed minds...
  • More evidence that the left wants to get into your bedroom

    11/24/2014 12:50:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/24/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The American right was at once mocked and feared by liberals for the scrutiny they devoted to the sex lives of average Americans. This impulse among conservatives culminated in George W. Bush’s administration’s unsuccessful attempt to enshrine heterosexual marriage into the U.S. Constitution. The critiques of social conservatism in the last decade as prudish and meddling were well-founded, but that seems like a generation ago. As American conservatism continues to embrace a more libertarian view on those policies which relate to the policing of consensual relationships, the left has become consumed with supervising sexual activity and defining more and...
  • LAUSD argued middle schooler can consent to sex with teacher [updated]

    11/13/2014 4:40:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    KPCC (89.3 FM) ^ | 11/13/14 | Karen Foshay
    Last November, Los Angeles Unified School District lawyers fighting a civil lawsuit argued in court that a 14-year-old middle school student was mature enough to consent to having sex with her 28-year-old teacher, and that she bore some responsibility for what happened. The district's attorneys also introduced the girl's sexual history into the trial as part of their defense strategy. Two legal experts sharply criticized the school district for using those tactics. They also said the case highlights a little-known conflict in California law: while the age of consent is firmly set at 18 in criminal cases, at least two...