What a time to be alive!
More from the Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow:
The contract states in big red letters: “YES! We agree to have SEX!” (emphasis original), and asks participants to take a photo together holding the contract. If a camera can’t be found, then the participants would need to fill out the form included on the back of the contract.
But don’t worry — it’s “fun”!
Not to mention romantic.
Looking into accusations of sexual assault is hard. The “yes means yes” movement aims to make it way easier:
The solution advocates have proposed has been to vastly expand what constitutes sexual assault under “yes means yes” policies, and shift the burden of proof from an accuser to the accused. This turns the criminal justice system upside down, and gives the accused no way to defend themselves outside of a video tape. Because how else can you prove that one did receive a “yes” at every stage of sexual activity when the other person is saying no such consent was given?[The Affirmative Consent Project, the group distributing the “consent contracts”] appears to be on the extreme side of “yes means yes.” [Their] website provides links and information about “yes means yes” policies, including the notion that “Consent is to be determined from the perspective of the complainant.” This effectively removes any defense, because an accuser who said “yes” could turn around and say he or she didn’t really mean it or said it out of fear. With the burden of proof shifted on to the accused, and the adoption of the low “preponderance of evidence” standard (meaning adjudicators have to be just 50.01 percent sure the accusation is credible) there would be no way to defend oneself from an accusation.
But that’s OK. Because yes means yes, and that’s all there is to it!
It won’t take long. All the same, might be wise to follow this advice: