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Sexual Consent Rules Lack Common Sense

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Friday, 22 Jan 2016 09:35 AM Current | Bio | Archive

It appears the education bureaucracy has grown very jealous of the success state government has had in driving businesses out of state. So now the educrats are considering steps that may result in driving male students out, too.

Universities long ago gave the stamp of approval to the coed, hook–up sexual culture that permeates today’s campus. It creates a toxic brew of hormones, booze, and immaturity that derails many students. Females are particularly vulnerable, but reinstituting any controls over dorms, drinking, and mixing of the sexes would be to admit the moral failure of the sexual revolution.

So the left falls back on its usual ineffective response to bad policy: more regulations. Now sexual conduct cops require what’s called “affirmative consent” policies. Each escalating step of the encounter is supposed to be documented and as a result the interlude has all the passion and believability of a confession at one of Stalin’s show trials.

It could be said in today’s hedonistic society if a male can't get a signed agreement for a sexual encounter then he should drop it and take a shower.

If he perseveres, the Washington Examiner points out: “The only way to prove one followed such a policy is to videotape the encounter, but now, California colleges are making such recordings a violation of school policy.”

No one is advocating the couple go all Paris Hilton on us. (Porn movies have their own lengthy set of laws and regulations and who wants to add more red tape to the encounter?) But what’s wrong with recording the preliminary negotiations to show everyone was reasonably alert and sober enough to consent?

Well, everything, according to the University of California. There the Title IX apparatchik Kathleen Salvaty has decreed students can be expelled “for recording sexual encounters without consent.”

What this means in effect is two randy undergrads get to know each other in a biblical way. Later one of the members of the couple decides he or she has been done wrong and files a complaint with the sex police claiming they were “too drunk to consent.”

The only defense to the claim is the home movie, but the educrats say that if the individual that filed the complaint swears they were too drunk to have sex, they were automatically too drunk to consent to video tape and the other member of the twosome is doubly guilty.

What passes for doom process is no help either: “The university will conduct the investigation and determine culpability. If the accused student is found responsible he or she (more likely he) can appeal the decision and only then will he get a hearing.”

The Examiner points out the chance of getting a pretrial guilty verdict overturned is very slim.

The saving from in–state tuition starts to look very small when compared to the cost of a guilty sexual conduct verdict for any male attending a California university. It would be ironic if the Kafkaesque sexual assault policies of the sexual revolution–affirming university administrations resulted in campuses where males are an endangered species.

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan. He is president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation and chairman of the League of American Voters. Mike is an in-demand speaker with Premiere. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.
 


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