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It may sound academic, but the hottest new phrase on college campuses in California is "affirmative consent" — sometimes abbreviated as "yes means yes." It's the new state standard for allegations of sexual assault -- designed to put the burden on perpetrators, instead of their victims. But critics say it violates legal rights the accused is entitled to. We hear how it's being applied in every institution of higher learning that wants to receive state money.

Photo: Hagen Möbius

Guests:
Jodie Tillman, Orange County Register, @jtillmantimes
Meghan Warner, UC Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault, @catshoes12
Samantha Harris, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, @SamatFIRE
Mandy Mount, UC Irvine CARE Office, @DrMandyMount

More:
Tillman on the new college consent law
OC Register editorial on "yes means yes"
UC Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault
FIRE on the California Affirmative Consent Bill as a threat to student due process
UCI CARE Office on sexual assault

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb
Christine Detz

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