Not Criminally Liable Doesn't Mean Not Civilly Liable
California’sÂ Yes Means Yes law requires colleges and universities to redefine rape under their internal disciplinary code.Â This means one could potentially be found civilly liable and expelled from college without ever facing a criminal prosecution and its due process standards.Â The WeSaidYes app is a convenient, mobile tool available to document both parties compliance with Yes Means Yes.
Having a History Isn't Enough
The existence of a dating relationship between the persons involved, or the fact of past sexual relations between them, should never by itself be assumed to be an indicator of consent.â€ In other words, an existing relationship or history of hooking up, does not alone constitute as consent.
One could be found guilty of rape without obtaining affirmative consent to sex. Be warned: silence or lack of protest/resistance does NOT mean consent.
Take Control of Your Sex Life
Embrace Yes Means Yes, be clear on your consent, and protect yourself by documenting what you agree to do when you agree to do it.
Join the Movement
The Yes Means YesÂ legal movement emerged as a response to an existing environment that has become a breeding ground for sexual predators. Yes Means Yes stops attackers from claimingÂ they have consent in every situation outside of continuous, explicit rejection.
Know the Facts
One in five women will be assaulted during her college years, and 90% of the time it is by someone she knows.