Cathy Young on California's Absurd, Dangerous Meddling in College Sex


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With all the other drama in the news, the likely passage of a California law ostensibly targeting sexual assault on college campuses—approved by the state Senate on May 29 and by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on June 18—has gone largely unnoticed. Yet the bill deserves attention as an alarming example of creeping Big-Sisterism that seeks to legislate "correct" sex. Cathy Young takes note that while its reach affects only college students so far, the precedent is a dangerous and potentially far-reaching one.