By Cherae Hunt |Staff Writer|
I was raped by my ex-boyfriend two years ago when we were still together.
I never felt so used and disgusted with myself in my life, and it still affects me today.
I think the importance of sexual consent should be taught nationwide from middle school to undergraduate college students.
“Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that makes California the first in the nation to have a clear definition of when people agree to sex. The law goes further than the common ‘no means no’ standard, which has been blamed for bringing ambiguity into investigations of sexual assault cases. The law will be taught at the high school and college level,” according to National Public Radio (NPR).
Under a “yes means yes” standard, sexual activity is considered consensual only when both partners clearly state their willingness to participate through “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” at every stage according to The New York Times.