Human beings somehow managed to figure out the whole sexual consent business for thousands of years, but we’ve apparently lost that ability in the last ten. Eager to tell us that women are being raped at an astronomical rate, especially on college campuses, left-wing groups are growing increasingly militant about the subject of consent. This isn’t just an underground movement of Tumblr feminists, either; this year, California passed an affirmative consent law requiring all state colleges to enact policies requiring students to give “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement” before engaging in sex.
Now a group called the Affirmative Consent Project wants to take that a step further. They have devised a Conscious Consent Kit that comes with a contract. They instruct students to sign the form – on camera, if possible – so that there are no gray areas regarding the nature of the sexual interaction. The kit, hilariously enough, also comes with breath mints and condoms. Don’t accuse feminists of not having a sense of humor.
Is a consent kit really necessary? Could we be on the verge of seeing this kind of thing become law?
It seems doubtful that these extremists can change the entire way human beings engage in sexual relations, but you can’t afford to underestimate their wiles. There’s a lot about this country today that would have been hard to believe fifty years ago. These liberals have our children from the age of five, and sex education is beginning sooner and sooner. That’s a lot of time for indoctrination, especially when most parents are hesitant to talk to their kids about sex.
Truth be told, even a consent form may not be enough. Since any sex that happens when the female is drunk is considered rape by feminist standards (regardless of whether or not the man is drunk also), a contract could be invalidated by claims of intoxication. In this way, feminists have actually infantilized American women, determining that they are not responsible for their own actions.
If that’s the case, then maybe we do need a change in the law. Not consent contracts, but a change in the drinking age for women. If the fairer sex is unable to make decisions when intoxicated, it stands to reason that they should be protected from the evils of alcohol for the same reason we don’t allow children to buy it. Move the female drinking age to 30 or 40.
That’s ridiculous, of course, but so is this movement to make every man into a rapist. The statistics do not support this overbearing assault on sexual relations, and common sense tells you that a sexual consent contract is absurd.