Instead, affirmative consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual encounter. And if it does, does that violate the burden of proof standards established by the 5th and 14th amendments? See: In re Winship , U. Louisiana , U.
Only Yes means Yes: Changing sexual offence legislation in Europe
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We investigated whether women ever engage in token resistance to sex--saying no but meaning yes--and, if they do, what their reasons are for doing so. A questionnaire administered to undergraduate women asked whether they had ever engaged in token resistance and, if so, asked them to rate the importance of 26 possible reasons. We found that Their reasons fell into three categories: practical, inhibition-related, and manipulative reasons. Women's gender role attitudes, erotophobia-erotophilia, and other attitudes and beliefs varied as a function of their experience with token resistance and their sexual experience. We argue that, given society's sexual double standard, token resistance may be a rational behavior. It could, however, have negative consequences, including discouraging honest communication, perpetuating restrictive gender stereotypes, and--if men learn to disregard women's refusals--increasing the incidence of rape.
Two Common Myths About Sexual Consent
But as more and more people open up about their non-consensual encounters , Katie Mettler writes for The Washington Post , the language we use to describe sexual assault and consent has evolved. In a recently published essay in the Journal of Applied Communication Research , University of Minnesota Communication Professor Kate Lockwood Harris argues that we need to do away with such consent mantras. I reached out to Harris in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month to talk about the two big communication myths about consent and how we should talk about consent instead. Words used by different people sometimes have different meanings, not to mention people often use non-verbal communication.