At Ohio State, you may be guilty of sexual assault if…

posted at 6:31 pm on September 14, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

College Insurrection has some very useful advice for any students thinking about going to Ohio State. You’ll want to make sure that you either stay locked in your dorm room or know the rules before you decide to kiss somebody.

At Ohio State University, to avoid being guilty of “sexual assault” or “sexual violence,” you and your partner now apparently have to agree on the reason WHY you are making out or having sex. It’s not enough to agree to DO it, you have to agree on WHY: there has to be agreement “regarding the who, what, where, when, why, and how this sexual activity will take place.”

There used to be a joke that women need a reason to have sex, while men only need a place. Does this policy reflect that juvenile mindset? Such a requirement baffles some women in the real world: a female member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights told me, “I am still trying to wrap my mind around the idea of any two intimates in the world agreeing as to ‘why.’”

Clearly, with a subject this complex, you want to make sure you have all your definitions locked down before going to press, and apparently Ohio State is still working on the details. Incredibly, the Student Wellness Center has their own guidelines which they’d like to see in place. Read carefully, guys, because you’re going to need to bring some sort crib sheet with you on that first date.

Consent Is…

The act of knowingly, actively and voluntarily agreeing explicitly to engage in sexual activity. Consent must be freely given and can be withdrawn at any time.

Not coerced
The absence of “no” does not mean “yes”
It must be asked every step of the way
It cannot be implied or assumed, even in the context of a relationship

So, to review, you can’t just both verbally say that you’re ready for a kiss at the curb outside the sorority house. You have to come to a meeting of the minds as to why you might be interested in swapping spit. (Sorry… you can take the boy out of the Navy, but…) And even once that rationale has been determined, make sure that your partner verbalizes that consent in a manner which is imaginative, creative and enthusiastic.

Oh, and since we wouldn’t want to miss out on this one, you also have to make sure that your prospective partner is old enough to provide such consent for sexual activity. How old must your date be at Ohio State before it’s no longer sexual assault?

Circumstances in which a person CANNOT legally give consent:
(No matter what he or she might verbalize):

The person is severely intoxicated or unconscious as a result of alcohol or drugs
The person is physically or developmentally disabled…

The victim is under the age 13 or is elderly

So as long as the girl is thirteen years old, she can give consent for sex, provided it’s creative and enthusiastic. Got it.

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The Ohio State University doesn’t want the DOJ crawling up their azzes if someone claims to be raped and there’s a trial.

Kissmygrits on September 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM

And now you all know how a band director can be fired based on an assault that takes place after-hours and off-campus wherein both parties were drinking.

The Schaef on September 15, 2014 at 9:51 AM

So what do they do the first time a woman claims that isn’t her signature on the Agreement to Fornicate, and she was raped?

Can she sue whoever designed the AtF? Can she sue OSU?

Requiring their signatures to be witnessed and notarized seems not just to be a good idea, but a necessary one.

Also, what happens if one of them changes their minds after they’ve already signed? Is signing the AtF an agreement to be raped?

fadetogray on September 15, 2014 at 10:12 AM

So is the sex supposed to be creative and enthusiastic, or the permission to do so?

So, a fill in the blanks check sheet with spaces for initials, and notary, wouldn’t count, since it is common and uninspiring?

Do you have to follow the same process if you are masturbating? How does one give oneself consent?

These bastions of totalitarian-liberalism need to have their walls torn down. Let the real world infect them.

Keith_Indy on September 15, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Me so horny…

That’s why…

Kuffar on September 15, 2014 at 10:42 AM

No joy if you’re disabled.

jdpaz on September 15, 2014 at 10:53 AM

So, “Me love you long time” now requires additional paperwork?

Y2K on September 15, 2014 at 10:54 AM

If there’s any silver lining to this idiotic policy it may discourage liberals from breeding. The fewer liberals on this planet, the better.

Kingfisher on September 15, 2014 at 11:25 AM

I should have been a college student under this era. I’m not into any of this type of canoodling, and, under these guidelines, nobody else would have been canoodling, either. I would have fit in more.

bmmg39 on September 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM

The victim … is elderly

So they’re making it illegal to have sex if you’re over 65? Or what is the age limit?

taznar on September 15, 2014 at 12:09 PM

For those wondering about the 13 age. Ohio has a “Romeo and Juliet” law that decriminializes sex between two teens if both are between 13 and 17. I suppose it is theoretically possible for a first time college student to still be 17 when they start.

AngusMc on September 15, 2014 at 8:56 AM

I was 17 until the end of my first semester at college.

cptacek on September 15, 2014 at 1:06 PM

I thought liberals wanted the government out of our bedrooms? They must have changed their minds (again).

virgo on September 15, 2014 at 1:08 PM

The absence of “no” does not mean “yes”
It must be asked every step of the way
It cannot be implied or assumed, even in the context of a relationship

We are coming near the end now. This kind of crap cannot go on forever. I don’t know what is coming, but it will mean the end of feminism.

Nomennovum on September 15, 2014 at 4:07 PM

In Illinois that would be Romeo and Juliet.

Those who are in college are 18 to 24 years old. 18 means you’re an adult, and you definitely know right from wrong. 18-year-olds should be thrown in prison for targeting 13-year-olds. 16-year-olds? That’s case-dependent.

DevilishSoda on September 15, 2014 at 4:58 PM

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