But what if two people want to grope each other without speaking a certain way. This rule forces them to speak or risk severe penalties, for doing something that is not illegal.
Sexual assault involves force or knowing the other person does want it. Has the department of justice overreached when it said it is touching without explicit consent?
I read that flawed argument a lot, but the fact is even someone you date can decide to falsely accuse you later. The problem is giving one human too much power over another human. If she can have you expelled whenever she wants, that is too much power. Relationships can sour years later, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.Yeah, it sucks. All the more reason for guys to keep it in their pants! Actually getting to know someone before jumping into the sack with them might help ... we used to call this quaint tribal custom as "dating."
There is no way to know what someone will do with power until after they have it.
There are men expelled who said they never even touched their accuser. It does not matter if you keep it in your pants or not. Women can expel any man just on their word.
Kissing, touching, and fondling are expression. The question is whether they are free expression. I'm not arguing that they are 100% free. I'm saying there is no public interest to validate using affirmative consent in every case, such as when 2 people are already making out.
My school also has a rule against abusing the accusation process. Any reasonable person knows that is in place to chill men from using it against women. All this rule does it give women power over men.