New York Law Changes the Rules of College Hook-up

By Syracuse.com

July 23, 2015

What if you had to ask if it was okay to put your hand on the other person's butt during foreplay? What if you had to ask again before touching her breast? What if there was a law that said you had to do this?

In New York, there is now on all college campuses. A bill signed into law July 7 requires both parties to obtain consent for sex and each nibble and caress that sometimes paves the way. The law applies only on college campuses. At its heart is a simple concept: instead of "No Means No," it's "Yes Means Yes."

It switches the dynamic of consent in what could be an empowering way. The hope is that by changing the power structure of the hook-up and making it law, college sexual assaults will decrease. The legislation, proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and called "Enough is Enough," was passed unanimously by the state Legislature.

Read more: http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2015/07/can_i_put_my_hand_there_new_york_law_changes_the_rules_of_the_college_hook-up.html

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