Doofus Of The Day #756

Today’s award goes to the California legislature, along with the Sacramento and Fresno Bee and the Daily Californian.  Legal Insurrection reports:

In endorsing a bill in the California legislature that would require “affirmative consent” before sex can occur on campus, the editorial boards of the Sacramento and Fresno Bee and the Daily Californian advocated that sex be treated as “sexual assault” unless the participants discuss it “out loud” before sex, and “demonstrate they obtained verbal ‘affirmative consent’ before engaging in sexual activity.”

. . .

The Fresno Bee praised the bill because “it adopts in campus disciplinary cases the ‘affirmative consent standard,’ which means that ‘yes’ only means ‘yes’ if it is said out loud.” The Daily Californian declared that “the proposal’s requirement that defendants in a sexual assault case demonstrate they obtained verbal ‘affirmative consent’ before engaging in sexual activity makes SB 967 a step in the right direction.”

Since most couples have engaged in sex without “verbal” consent, supporters of the bill are effectively redefining most people, and most happily-married couples, as rapists.

There’s more at the link.

I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I’ve encountered a singular lack of rational, logical verbal feedback among most college students I’ve known, particularly when the liquor’s flowing and a few too many merrymaking substances have been abused.  I’m not sure how they’re going to define ‘affirmative consent’ under such circumstances . . . but it should be interesting!



  1. As written the bill is deeply
    flawed because basically it all
    boils down to he said, she said.
    Not to worry though, I'm sure in
    a few years they'll amend it to
    require written permission that
    will have to be notarized before
    sexual intercourse can actually
    take place.

  2. I thought I understood some of the schools with a dry campus- had made it "technically"illegal to consent to sex while intoxicated- due to said intoxication affecting judgement? I was quite chilled by that weirdness! Made it sound like sex+a couple beers =rape~ clearly not rational either!

  3. And thus the leftwing 'free love' generation returns to the puritanism it once hoped to do away with.

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