58 Vand. L. Rev. 1321 (2005)
From No Means No to Only Yes Means Yes: The Rational Results of an Affirmative Consent Standard in Rape Law

handle is hein.journals/vanlr58 and id is 1341 raw text is: From No Means No to
Only Yes Means Yes: The Rational
Results of an Affirmative Consent
Standard in Rape Law
I.    INTRODU  CTION  ................................................................... 1322
11    W HAT  IS  R APE?  ................................................................... 1325
A.     The Difficulty of Defining Rape .......................... 1325
B.    Legal Definitions of Rape .................................... 1328
C.    Simple Rape v. Acquaintance Rape ..................... 1331
D.    A Particularized Definition of Rape ....................... 1335
III.  THE  STATE  OF  THE  LAW  ...................................................... 1336
A.     Pennsylvania: The Traditional Legal Structure .... 1336
B.    Maryland: The Typical View  .................................. 1339
C.    New Jersey: A Progressive View of Rape ................ 1340
D.    A Comparison Among the States ............................ 1344
IV.   THE EFFECTS OF AN AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT STANDARD
ON INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR AND SOCIETAL ATTITUDES ....... 1345
A.     Consent in Modern Sexual Interaction ................... 1345
B.     The Effects on Male and Female Behavior ............. 1349
1.    Communication between Men and Women
in the Dating Environment and the
Advantages of Affirmative Consent ............ 1350
2.    The Effects of an Affirmative Consent
Standard on Intimate Communication
between  Dating Partners ............................ 1353
C.    The Effects on  Societal Attitudes ............................ 1355
V.     THE CRITIQUES OF AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT ....................... 1357
A.     The Bogeyman of the False Allegation ................... 1357
B.    Affirmative Consent as an Attack on Intimacy....1359
C.    The Feminist Critique of Affirmative Consent ....... 1361
V I.   C ON CLU SION  ....................................................................... 1363

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