There is a bill presently active on the floor of the California State Senate, which if passed into state law, will legally redefine almost all consensual sex as rape. It is California Senate Bill 967.
The full title of the bill is : An act to add Section 67386 to the Education Code, relating to student safety.
It certainly relates to student safety. It makes all sexual activity completely unsafe for male students. If a male student has any sexual contact of any kind with a female colleague, no matter how much both parties to such contact participated of their own choice and volition, the simple fact that a male student has a sexual identity is enough to send him to jail as a rapist.
How does consensual sex come to be defined as rape under the new proposed State law?
Section 1.a.1 of the senate bill’s text includes the following phrase:
“Consent must be present throughout sexual activity”
And this consent is explicitly not the nonverbal agreement that almost all sexual activities in the entire history of the human species have been conducted under for the span of recorded time. No sir. Consent, as defined in the language of Senate Bill 967 requires
“An affirmative consent standard in the determination of whether consent was given by a complainant. “Affirmative consent” is a freely and affirmatively communicated willingness to participate in particular sexual activity or behavior, expressed either by words or clear, unambiguous actions. It is the responsibility of the person who wants to engage in the sexual activity to ensure that he or she has the consent of the other person to engage in the sexual activity. Lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent. For that reason, relying solely on nonverbal communication can lead to misunderstanding.” (and jail)
Anything less is rape, so says the law. Or, so it will say when Senate Bill 967 passes into statute.
This bill, once law, will jail thousands of young men as rapists – and none of them will have committed rape, except as defined by a new legal standard no sane adult would ever agree is anything except normal, non-pathological, non-coercive, and nonviolent consensual sex. But in the language of California Senate Bill 967, that will, under color of law, be rape. If you live in the state of California, then you, or perhaps your son, will be jailed by it. He will be ruined for his lifetime. Rendered a criminal, a sex offender, and a casualty of your inattention and indifference.
If you are a woman in California, particularly, if you are of college age, or a more mature returning student, the implications of this potential law are a little different for you.
We will set aside, for the present, any considerations of compassion or concern you might have for male friends, colleagues or relations.
4 in 10 high school boys, young men report coerced sex
Forty-three percent of U.S. high school boys and young college men report they had an unwanted sexual experience — 95 percent with a woman.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2014/03/25/4-in-10-high-school-boys-young-men-report-coerced-sex/3421395770501/#ixzz2xCH8KZiD