Sunday, June 8, 2014

College: "affirmative sexual consent" (audio)

CC Liu, Seven, Amber Larson, Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly; AirTalk (, May 30, 2014); Savannah Badalich (Huffington Post), Michael Slate Show (, Sunsara Taylor

Two weeks into my 2nd year at UCLA, I was sexually assaulted by a friend and fellow Bruin during a student government retreat. I was a director within the group... More
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The California Senate passed a bill Thursday, which requires colleges to incorporate an "affirmative consent standard" when investigating sexual assault [from rape to harassment] complaints.
It's an outrage! Not in my India! (AJ)
State lawmakers say college campuses need a cultural change to prevent sexual assaults. Senators Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) -- co-authors of SB 967 -- say sexual relations between students should not leave room for ambiguity.
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Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-LA (AP)
We know that "No means no [and only yes means yes]," but is there more than one way to give consent to sex? Is this bill primarily about spurring a new attitude toward sex for college students? How would complainants prove they never said yes, and vice versa? LISTEN (17:09)

Guests: Kevin de Le὚n, (D-Los Angeles) California Senator who co-authored SB 967 and Mark Hathaway, private defense attorney in LA, whose practice includes students and others accused of sexual misconduct.

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