Active consent: Consent in the age of #MeToo
Recently The Walrus looked at sexual assault and consent. Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, was interviewed.
Experts say the 1992 changes put Canada among the leaders in sexual-assault law internationally. “It requires active consent, as opposed to an absence of a lack of consent,” says Ontario lawyer Pamela Cross, who specializes in cases of violence against women. “Shifting the onus from the potential victim to the person who wants to have the sexual contact [is] an important step.” Many states in the US, for example, do not require that consent be affirmative.
Read the full article, What Consent Means in the Age of #MeToo.