Can Colleges Teach America What Consensual Sex Looks Like?
"Yes Means Yes" Policies Work, But a Backlash Has Slowed Their Adoption
American college campuses, after considerable struggle, are succeeding in drawing a clearer line between consensual and non-consensual sex. But it’s far from clear when the rest of society will follow suit and adopt a similar standard.
That was the message of a Zócalo lecture entitled, “Are College Campuses Rewriting the Rules of Sex in America?” by journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis, contributing editor at The New York Times Magazine and author of Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus.
Grigoriadis, speaking at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Los Angeles, detailed …