It’s difficult to keep up with all the rules but some of them have obvious flaws.
Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.
Here’s one weird trick for proving sexual consent at the University of Alaska
The University of Alaska just adopted a new “affirmative consent” policy for sex between students.
That’s not new – the “yes means yes” standard, with its practically insurmountable burden of proof on accused students, is enshrined in California and New York law and common on college campuses.
Here’s what’s notable about Alaska’s version: A member of the working group that devised the policy has basically given every student an easy-to-remember routine to follow in their sexual activities that, if later questioned about an incident, they can cite as irrefutable evidence of their partner’s consent, at least to begin.
Alaska Public Media interviewed Michael Votava, director of student conduct and ethical development for the Anchorage campus, who interpreted the section of the policy on “words or actions [that] create mutually understandable clear permission” for sex:
“If there were two parties that were involved in a romantic encounter and one party started removing their clothes and started motioning with their finger for the other party to come toward them and had a smile on their face, that’s in my mind, I think a reasonable person would argue that that was a form of nonverbal consent,” Votava says.
Seriously, that’s all you need to do: Set up a video camera, start recording right before your partner takes off his or her clothes, then have them motion with their finger while smiling.
Here’s one weird trick for proving sexual consent at the University of Alaska (The College Fix)