yes means yes

yes means yes

The stance that affirmative consent for a sexual encounter must be indicated by explicitly saying "yes." Yes means yes. If your partner doesn't say it, there is no consent. Yes means yes is a much better model than no means no.
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Freitas argues that reducing sexual violence on campus will require universities to treat consent as an ethical question central to their educational mission, as they do with questions of plagiarism, instead of relying on simplistic slogans like "Yes means yes and no means no."
Michigan Senator Curtis Hertel (D) on his proposed bill to mandate lessons on affirmative consent, or "yes means yes" policy, in Michigan public schools to combat sexual abuse, in the Detroit Free Press.
For example, stern advice on how to respect women, that only yes means yes, and frankly how to make sure they don't become sexual harassers or worse.
These bills are commonly based on the idea of "yes means yes, no means no" as do laws in Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom.
There were chants of "two, four, six, eight, consent is not up for debate" as well as "my black dress does not mean yes" and "whatever we wear, we go yes means yes and no means no".
Wells wrote "Yes Means Yes" with two objectives in mind--to explore the complex and emotional issue of sexual assault on college campuses, and to craft a compelling legal thriller that keeps the pages turning.
He sucks." But the anti-Trump sentiment didn't stop the president from Tweeting: "Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March." UPSOT: "Wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no." The rallies also come after a string of high profile sexual harassment scandals have inspired the 'Me Too and 'Times Up' movements.
"Whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes, and no means no."
The mantra of "no means no" from a generation ago, has been replaced by "yes means yes," to assure that sex is consensual (known as affirmative consent) but it's complicated, according to health education experts.
In California, a "yes means yes" law introduced in 2014 requires both partners to clearly consent to sexual acts.
But as the New York Times reported recently: "Yes Means Yes, But It's Tricky." http://DAmag.me/ws
He worries about a so-called "yes means yes" law coming to the UK.
The so-called "Yes Means Yes" standard could spread to private campuses next year by way of legislation favored by Gov.
That's a question at the center of a national debate surrounding ''yes means yes'' -- more accurately called affirmative consent -- the policy that requires conscious, voluntary agreement between partners to have sex.