The London Times
7.91.5 | Justin Webb
The latest issue to highlight American ambivalence about liberty is dividing liberal opinion
They’re calling it Californication. A law on sex at university, passed in the Golden State last year, is being copied around America, with New York signing up this week and other big states queuing to join the party.
If party is the right word.
An example of the fun to be (safely) had: a student group is reported to be handing out “consent conscious kits” at several universities which contain a contract agreeing to sex, a pen to sign it, mints and a condom. It is student sex but almost certainly not as you knew it.
There is a camera involved too: people intending to have sex are being encouraged to photograph the contract. And if you have no camera, The Washington Examiner reports, “students are encouraged to fill out the form on the back . . . which states ‘On this date [fill in the blank], we agree to have consensual sex with one another’ followed by a space for students’ printed names and signatures.”
To which — as ever — half the nation says “amen” and the other half says “seriously?”