California consent law fails to protect all students

Yes Means Yes leaves room for a lot of guessing on college conduct boards since it not only raises the benchmark of consent but lowers the standard of proof for determining a student responsible for sexual assault. In one infamous 2013 case at Occidental College, an intoxicated female student accused a male of sexually assaulting her despite having sent a string of text messages that seem to establish consent such as, “do you have a condom” and “I’mgoingtohave sex now”Nevertheless, an Occidental disciplinary board determined the accused guilty by a preponderance of the evidence.  Commentary by UCSD students &  Students For Liberty, Danielle Crume, Michael Hatch & Derek Rousseau

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