This Might Be The Most Useless Idea Ever To Stop Rape At Colleges

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Consent forms introduced by California universities will only legitimize rape.

With a growing number of sexual assaults on college campuses, universities are pressuring Congress to pass a bill that would protect students.

Proposed by lawmakers, educational institutions in California are planning to introduce consent forms on campus that two willing people would sign to ensure that no coercion is involved during sex.

In a December 2000 report by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), it was shockingly revealed that a college with about 10,000 students could face more than 350 rape cases every year. 

The report also points out that the accuser and the accused are familiar with each other in more than 80 percent of the cases, and the chances of getting raped increase if both parties are intimate with each other. 

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This very fact strongly questions the validity of these proposed consent forms. A rapist can take advantage of the victim by being intimate initially and just being in an intimate relationship doesn’t guarantee consensus at all times.

Further, an inebriated state can increase the chances of such a document being misused.

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Ultimately, sex consent forms seem like an opportune means for university administrators to wash their hands off sexual assault on campus. Like many Republican lawmakers, this move too can be seen as one that legitimizes rape.

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