Monday, June 9, 2014

Do we need more legislation for something that is a given?

Before I share an article I read this morning, I want to remind everyone of an issue occurring daily on college campuses: and that is rape.

Do you realize there are some campuses nicknamed “rape factories”, and that the advice given is all to women about “how not to get raped”? Let us try a radical approach and teach our young men to not rape. There should be no confusion, if she says no, changes her mind, and there is more than one of you holding her down, that is rape.

“Only Yes Means Yes”

“A bill that's passed the California Senate with the backing of a powerful lawmaker would require many of California's 2.3 million college students to make sure they have a "yes" -- not just not a "no" -- before they have sex.”

“The proposal would shift the burden of proof in campus sexual assault cases in which the accused cites consent as the defense to those accused, rather than those making the allegations.”

While I appreciate the sentiment, what is the confusion here? Has not no always meant no? Why does the government have to get involved for people to do the right thing?

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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