May 1, 2016

ASHE SCHOW: Connecticut could become next state to adopt affirmative consent.

Connecticut could soon become the fourth state to adopt an affirmative consent or “yes means yes” policy for sexual conduct at its colleges and universities.

So far, California, Hawaii and New York have made affirmative consent the standard on college campuses. Affirmative consent requires each student involved in sexual activity to request ongoing consent for every action in the encounter. It essentially turns sex into a question-and-answer session dictated by the government, and if you deviate from that at all, then you’re a rapist.

Affirmative consent is unnatural in passionate moments such as sexual activity. While nonverbal communication is allowed under the policy, it is often more difficult to determine someone’s intent with just a moan or a head movement. In this way, affirmative consent leans more toward actually asking someone: “May I touch you here?” “May I kiss you here?” etc.

People don’t have sex that way, and they damn sure don’t want the government telling them how to have sex.

It’s all part of the ongoing war on college men. But the ultimate losers will be the colleges themselves, as they become finishing schools for girls.

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