College-aged women are four times more likely than any other age group to face sexual assault. Current legislation would require Michigan schools that choose to teach sex education to have a more robust conversation about sexual consent. The bill would require the teaching of affirmative consent, where both parties consciously agree that they want to engage in sex.
The bill also clarifies that silence and lack of resistance do not constitute consent, that consent can be rescinded at any point during the sexual encounter; and that the existence of a dating relationship between two people doesn’t imply consent.
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Interview recorded on April 26th, 2017. Hosted by Laurel Hess.