Defining Sexual Consent: Where the Law Falls Short

Defining Sexual Consent: Where the Law Falls Short

by New York Times Editorial Staff

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642821086
Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Series: Rosen In the Headlines Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter I Understanding Sexual Consent

Getting to 'No' Susan Dominus 10

The Challenge of Defining Rape Ian Urbina 14

When Saying 'Yes' Is Easier Than Saying 'No' Jessica Bennett 17

Sex Ed Lesson: 'Yes Means Yes,' but It's Tricky Jennifer Medina 21

Eric Schneiderman, Consent and Domestic Violence Niraj Chokshi 26

Can an 11-Year-Old Girl Consent to Sex? Valentine Faure 29

Who Is the Victim in the Anna Stubblefield Case? Jeff McMahan Peter Singer 33

Chapter 2 Consent On Campus

Campus Sex … With a Syllabus Jessica Bennett 39

What the Weinstein Effect Can Teach Us About Campus Sexual Assault Vanessa Grigoriadis 49

On the Front Line of Campus Sexual Misconduct Katherine Rosman 53

Sex at Wesleyan: What's Changed, What Hasn't? An Alumna Asks Vanessa Grigoriadis 60

45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus The New York Times 66

Chapter 3 Looking for Solutions

Consent in the Digital Age: Can Apps Solve a Very Human Problem? Maya Salam 83

The Trouble With Sex Robots Laura Bates 88

Equipping Women to Stop Campus Rape Tina Rosenberg 92

Making Consent Cool Natalie Kitroeff 99

Stepping Up to Stop Sexual Assault Michael Winerip 102

Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations Stephanie Saul Kate Taylor 112

Betsy DeVos Ends a Campus Witch Hunt Bret Stephens 118

#Mentoo Alex Williams 121

Chapter 4 The Affirmative Consent Debate

'Yes' Is Better Than 'No' Michael Kimmel Gloria Steinem 126

When Yes Means Yes The New York Times 129

Hooking Up at an Affirmative-Consent Campus? It's Complicated Emily Bazelon 131

Affirmative Consent: Are Students Really Asking? Sandy Keenan 135

Regulating Sex Judith Shulevitz 142

At the College That Pioneered the Rules on Consent, Some Students Want More Katherine Rosman 148

Chapter 5 Key Cases

In Florida Student Assaults, an Added Burden on Accusers Richard Pérez-Pena Walt Bogdanich 159

In a Mattress, a Lever for Art and Political Protest Roberta Smith 165

Columbia Settles With Student Cast as a Rapist in Mattress Art Project Kate Taylor 170

The St. Paul's Rape Case Shows Why Sexual-Assault Laws Must Change Emily Bazelon 174

Victim in New Hampshire Prep School 'Senior Salute' Case Speaks Out Christine Hauser 178

In Stanford Rape Case, Brock Turner Blamed Drinking and Promiscuity Liam Stack 181

Why the Stanford Rape Trial Actually Represents Progress Emily Bazelon 183

Judge Drops Rape Case Against U.S.C. Student, Citing Video Evidence Hannah Alani 187

Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader Bari Weiss 191

Aziz, We Tried to Warn You Lindy West 196

At Yale, Trying Campus Rape in a Court of Law Vivian Wang 200

Yale Rape Verdict Shows How 'Yes Means Yes' Can Be Murkier in Court Vivian Wang 205

Glossary 209

Media Literacy Terms 211

Media Literacy Questions 214

Citations 217

Index 221

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