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What's the Consensus on Consent?

Male and female condoms as well as help and assistance pamphlets rest on a table at the Iris House in New York City.
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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A recent paper from the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law on the nonconsensual removal of condoms — called stealthing — has pushed discussions on consent further into the national conversation. Saying yes or no to a sexual advance should be straightforward. How do we clarify the rules on sexual consent?


Alexandra Brodsky, Fellow, National Women’s Law Center; co-founder, Know Your IX

Kristen Houser, Chief Public Affairs Officer, National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Jackson Katz, Co-founder, Mentors in Violence Prevention; president, MVP Strategies; author of “The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help”

Shelby Chestnut, Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy, New York City Anti-Violence Project

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