Affirmative Consent Laws, Explained in One Simple Video

Recently, California passed the “Yes Means Yes” law, which dictates that “an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision” must be reached by everyone involved to engage in sexual activity. This was a huge step in the fight against rape culture!

What does this decision mean in terms of our society’s view of sex and consent? Check out this video to find out!

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Marina Watanabe is a vlogger, blogger, overenthusiastic tweeter, college student, and creator of embarrassing literary tees. Her passions include putting off responsibilities and being sarcastic on all social media platforms. She is majoring in Women’s Studies with a minor in Communications at Sacramento State and hopes to continue using social media as a tool to discuss and raise awareness for feminist and social justice issues. She also runs a Tumblr called Everyday Harassment that serves as a safe space for women to share their stories and educate others on the nature and frequency of sexual harassment. Check out her Tumblr, or follow her on Twitter @marinashutup!