New Australian law requires verbal consent for sex

HWH NOTE: Saying NO didn’t work.

“I didn’t think she meant no”.

Did she say yes?

“Well I thought she was saying yes.”

Did you hear the word yes from her?

No.


The nuances of sexual consent have been on the table recently thanks to the #MeToo movement, and one state in Australia is trying to clarify what consent should actually look like.

The new law states, in effect, that if you want to have sex you must ask for it clearly, and then hear a verbal “yes” back, under new reforms announced by the New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia, the New York Post reports.

The state, which is on the east coast of Australia (Sydney is its capital), has placed sexual consent at the core of a strategy to battle sexual assault after a high-profile rape case seemed to show that the existing laws did not protect victims…

FINISH READING: New Australian law requires verbal consent for sex






 

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