YOUNG: LET’S GET SERIOUS ABOUT CAMPUS RAPE
As college students arrive on campuses, legislative efforts to combat sexual violence in thenation's schools are escalating. The California legislature passed a groundbreaking bill thatrequires the state's colleges to use an affirmative consent standard in evaluating sexual assaultcomplaints so that consent cannot be inferred from the absence of a no. Meanwhile,bipartisan legislation was introduced in the US Senate, with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) asone of its authors, to address campus sexual assault, which the sponsors say affects 1 in 5 collegewomen. The California bill would protect intoxicated victims who lack the capacity to sayno.