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Why don’t U.S. students revolt? Brit students rebel against required “sexual consent” classes

November 5, 2015

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

Warwick University: Had it to here with political correctness

Brendan O’Neill reports for Reason magazine:

“George Lawlor, a student at Warwick University, started a firestorm when he wrote a piece for a student newspaper called The Tab, headlined ‘Why I Don’t Need Consent Classes.’ Not only did he tell the “self-appointed teachers of consent” to ‘get off your f—ing high horse’—even worse, in the eyes of the raunch-allergic feminists who staff Britain’s students’ unions, he posted a photo of himself holding a sign saying: ‘This is not what a rapist looks like.”\’

“Cue global media outrage. Pretty much every liberal broadsheet in Christendom asked, ‘Well, what DOES a rapist look like?,’ hinting that Lawlor, by virtue of the fact that he has XY chromosomes, does look like a rapist. A Guardian writer suggested every man in the world, including the Dalai Lama, should post photos of themselves holding a sign that says ‘This is what a rapist looks like.’ Because, yep, any man might be a rapist. Maybe every woman in the world should post a pic of themselves with a sign saying, ‘This is what someone who commits infanticide looks like’? No, best not — the women who do that are a tiny minority, as are the men who rape.

“A few days later, another Warwick student, Jack Hadfield, announced that he, too, would not be attending campus consent classes. We are witnessing ‘the demonisation of men,’ he said, the promotion of the idea that ‘men are dangerous sex pests.’

“Then came The Tab’s poll on consent classes. Sure, readers of The Tab, Britain’s spunkiest student newspaper, which often raises a very arched eyebrow at the buzzkilling shenanigans of student unions, might not be completely representative. Yet it’s striking that of the 4,440 people who voted in its poll, 2,708 said they were against consent classes, with 1,732 in favour. That’s 61 percent who don’t think they need to be told how to have sex.”

My question is: Why haven’t American students staged a similar revolt against the yes-means-yes police? We’re the ones, after all, who pioneered the idea of a revolution!

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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2 Comments
  1. ekgeroldmiller permalink

    If you are an athlete you also must complete a Sexual Violence Prevention course to be eligible to participate in NCAA at any level. That is in addition to the state university mandated course all other students must take. This doesn’t make sense to me. As an athlete my daughter is strong enough and fast enough to fight back and/or run if she needs to.

  2. Lastango permalink

    My question is: Why haven’t American students staged a similar revolt against the yes-means-yes police?

    Because (a) most of them are Democrats, and (b) the rest are terrified of being destroyed personally, socially and professionally, both while they are in school and after.

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