Consent to sexual activity has become an extremely problematic issue, and nowhere is this more obvious than on North American university campuses.
The following references will help bring you up to speed:
“Among older adults, twice as many men as women report ever using pressure or force to have sex with someone. Among younger adults, twice as many women as men report every using pressure or force to have sex with someone.” (Link to Tweet) tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108
Can a man say no to sex? (2020) USA Video
I found a woman who speaks fluent ‘Womanese’ (13 February 2022) Video
Consent Isn’t Everything and Sex Is Not Like Tea (19 October 2018)
A Terrible College Case Shows the High Cost of ‘Believe Women’, by David French (13 October 2018)
Junior doctor convicted of indecent assault for grabbing and bruising woman’s breasts during consensual sex (12 October 2017) UK. And so now consent is dissected down to consent for specific acts.
Girl thinks if you regret having sex it means you’ve been raped, gets a perfect lesson on consent (27 September 2017) Reddit discussion thread and linked article
David French identifies the root cause of sexual assaults on university campuses (18 September 2017)
The Uncomfortable Truth About Campus Rape Policy (6 September 2017) USA
Sexual consent courses should teach ‘don’t get raped’ as well as ‘don’t rape’ (3 September 2017) Australia. Video from Bettina Arndt
Sexual Consent – Yes, No, Maybe (1 September 2017) by Bettina Arndt
“These “don’t-rape” courses have no interest in teaching women to take proper ownership of the decision-making process that leads to a yes or no, let alone encouraging them to express those wishes clearly rather than keep men guessing.
Back in the 1990s I made a programme on sexual consent – Yes, No, Maybe – as a guest reporter on Four Corners. I had no trouble finding women who acknowledged they deliberately drink to avoid making decisions around consent. Women who admitted to playing games where they said no but wanted men to push through that resistance – a popular theme in hugely popular bodice ripper novels.
None of these complexities are addressed in the sexual consent programmes”
Female Drake U. Student Initiates Sex with Incapacitated Male, Lies About Key Details. Guess Who Got Expelled? (14 March 2017) with related Reddit discussion thread here.
When a girl on the pull leads a drunk boy to her bed, I call that consent – Sunday Times (12 March 2017) Reddit discussion thread and linked article
This Man Was Convicted Of Rape After He Removed His Condom Without Consent (14 January 2017) Related Reddit discussion thread here
Freshers walk out of sexual consent talk after activist encourages boycott (27 September 2016) UK
Lying is a form of rape? How many men have you slept with, ladies? (7 September 2016)
Men Will Face 3-8 Years in Prison for Sex With A Drunk Woman Under California’s New “Rape” Law (31 August 2016) Whilst the draft legislation refers to “person” rather than specifying gender, it will almost certainly only be applied by way of prosecuting men.
Berkeley feminist has sex without her partner’s enthusiastic affirmative consent. Pretends to be a victim of his objectification (1 July 2016) Reddit discussion thread with linked article.
Columbia student: The damage done by ‘Mattress Girl’ (17 June 2016)
4 Ways You Can Be Raped After You’ve Consented to Sex (16 May 2016)
How can I get my husband to be a caveman in bed? (25 April 2016)
The double standards of consent (6 February 2016)
Yes Means Yes – Until She Regrets It (14 January 2016)
The grrrls of the ’90s have given way to the uptight millennial women (22 November 2015) USA
Sex on Campus Is Impossible – The complicated reality of consent (July/August 2015 issue of The Atlantic)
Sexual offence law overhaul to address victim injustices (29 June 2015) Victoria, Australia
Three men jailed for raping drunk woman (14 February 2015) …
“During cross-examination about whether she could remember anything, the woman told the court: “Yes, it could all have happened consensually and I don’t remember it.””
Wendy Murphy: Sometimes “Yes” really meant “No” (27 February 2015)
Why One Male College Student Abandoned Affirmative Consent (20 October 2014)
Girls are drinking themselves blotto precisely in order to lower their inhibitions for casual sex, then regretting it afterwards (20 October 2014) Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked article
Is the left losing its mind over campus sex? (16 October 2014)
Women Are Too Weak to Say No to Sex (14 October 2014)
Affirmative consent: A crime against liberty (9 October 2014)
I hate it when men ask if they can kiss me, and I blame feminism (7 August 2014)
My bad sex wasn’t rape (22 March 2013)
Raping Logic: Laci Green redefines rape (9 April 2014)
McCaskill endorses loopy version of sexual consent (24 June 2014)
Wait a second, did Amy Schumer rape a guy? (5 May 2014)
‘Rape, rape-rape and sexual assault at colleges‘ (28 April 2014)
The crime of regret (12 February 2014)
http://m.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/article17158564.ece?service=mobile (‘Can she consent to sex after drinking?’)
http://www.rooshv.com/when-no-means-yes (Quote: “Anyone who thinks “no means no” is true has never seduced a woman. Period.”)
4 ways parents teach kids that consent doesn’t matter (1 September 2013)
Warren Farrell’s notorious comments on date rape: Not any more defensible in context than out of it (3 May 2013) Don’t say I don’t provide links to alternative views
Disgruntled husband sends wife spreadsheet of all the times she turned down sex (21 July 2014) with related discussions here and here, and of course let’s not overlook the feminist view of the matter.
“There is no such thing as consent because patriarchy.
Some girls require years of reeducation before they realize that while they were screaming, “Yeeeeeeeeha! Ride that cowboy!” they were being raped.
Because patriarchy is just that awesomely powerful” (Source)