California leads sexual consent discussions

Posted at 11:59 PM, Sep 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-09 02:59:31-04

Campuses across the country are now launching their own discussions on new sexual consent policies.

California was the first state to sign into law affirmative consent legislation, meaning both parties need to agree to engage in sexual activity, instead of waiting for a no.

New York recently signed affirmative consent legislation, now joining California as the only two states in the nation with such laws.

These affirmative consent laws are sparking sexual health and sexual consent discussion across the nation; formerly a taboo and sensitive topic of discussion.

California State University Bakersfield has partnered with Bakersfield-based Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault to hire a full-time campus advocate. 

"The advocate will be co-located. The advocate will be at Cal State Bakersfield campus and able to work with the staff, the administration and the students," said Carol Ann Wooton, of the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault. 

Student body president of CSUB, Mike Kwon, said the most important factor in sexual safety is education. He sits on the committee of the Title 9 compliance board, making sure CSUB creates accessible resources for students.