In the Headlines: Defining Sexual Consent: Where the Law Falls Short, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642821101
  • ISBN-13: 9781642821109
  • DDC: 176.4
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Several years before the revelations around sexual harassment and misconduct in Hollywood sparked the #metoo movement, colleges and universities across America were reeling from a series of assaults that challenged the way sexual consent had been taught. The articles collected here detail the evolution of the debate, from individual cases that captured national attention to the implementation of California's Affirmative Consent law. Beyond highlighting the legal and administrative responses to these cases, this book also features stories of the consequences students have faced in their daily lives as they navigate the debate.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Understanding Sexual Consent.
1: Getting to ‘No’.
2: The Challenge of Defining Rape.
3: When Saying ‘Yes’ Is Easier Than Saying ‘No’.
4: Sex Ed Lesson: ‘Yes Means Yes,’ but It’s Tricky.
5: Eric Schneiderman, Consent and Domestic Violence.
6: Can an 11-Year-Old Girl Consent to Sex?.
7: Who Is the Victim in the Anna Stubblefield Case?.
Consent on Campus.
8: Campus Sex … With a Syllabus.
9: What the Weinstein Effect Can Teach Us About Campus Sexual Assault.
10: On the Front Line of Campus Sexual Misconduct.
11: Sex at Wesleyan: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t? An Alumna Asks.
12: 45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus.
Looking for Solutions.
13: Consent in the Digital Age: Can Apps Solve a Very Human Problem?.
14: The Trouble With Sex Robots.
15: Equipping Women to Stop Campus Rape.
16: Making Consent Cool.
17: Stepping Up to Stop Sexual Assault.
18: Betsy DeVos Reverses Obamaera Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations.
19: Betsy DeVos Ends a Campus Witch Hunt.
20: #Mentoo.
The Affirmative Consent Debate.
21: ‘Yes’ Is Better Than ‘No’.
22: When Yes Means Yes.
23: Hooking Up at an Affirmative-Consent Campus? It’s Complicated.
24: Affirmative Consent: Are Students Really Asking?.
25: Regulating Sex.
26: At the College That Pioneered the Rules on Consent, Some Students Want More.
Key Cases.
27: In Florida Student Assaults, an Added Burden on Accusers.
28: In a Mattress, a Lever for Art and Political Protest.
29: Columbia Settles With Student Cast as a Rapist in Mattress Art Project.
30: The St. Paul’s Rape Case Shows Why Sexual-Assault Laws Must Change.
31: Victim in New Hampshire Prep School ‘Senior Salute’ Case Speaks Out.
32: In Stanford Rape Case, Brock Turner Blamed Drinking and Promiscuity.
33: Why the Stanford Rape Trial Actually Represents Progress.
34: Judge Drops Rape Case Against U.S.C. Student, Citing Video Evidence.
35: Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.
36: Aziz, We Tried to Warn You.
37: At Yale, Trying Campus Rape in a Court of Law.
38: Yale Rape Verdict Shows How ‘Yes Means Yes’ Can Be Murkier in Court.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.