California To Redefine Sex As Rape

Sex should be treated as sexual assault unless both participants discuss it 'out loud.'

California is attempting to redefine consensual sex as rape. 

The affirmative-consent bill, or SB 967, would require “affirmative consent” between couples before any sort of sexual activity could occur on a college campus.  Three newspapers, the Sacramento and Fresno Bee, and the Daily Californian all advocated that:

“...sex be treated as “sexual assault” unless the participants discuss it ‘out loud’ before sex, and ‘demonstrate they obtained verbal ‘affirmative consent’ before engaging in sexual activity.”

The bill itself does not require actual verbal permission to proceed with sexual activity, although it does warn, “relying solely on nonverbal communication can lead to misunderstanding.”

According to Hans Bader, who wrote about the bill on Legal Insurrection.com:

“Since most couples have engaged in sex without “verbal” consent, supporters of the bill are effectively redefining most people, and most happily-married couples, as rapists.”

Mr. Bader continues:

“Defining sex as rape merely because there was no verbal discussion in advance trivializes rape and brands innocent people as rapists (including some people who themselves have been sexually victimized in the past).”

Read Hans Bader’s full article here. 

 

 

 

 

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