Any conscientious human being knows that sex shouldn’t be forced or coerced. It stands to reason that it should also not be a trap. Fair is fair.
Roseburg, Oregon (PRWEB) February 20, 2016
Sam Horneich, CEO of Safe Date, LLC dba SaSie, an attorney of almost 40 years, has released an iphone app that could help standardize the language of affirmative consent in the United States.
The SaSie app is a private legal document that two people can digitally sign before an intimate encounter. Before chalking it up as ridiculous, keep in mind that most colleges and universities in the United States now have some kind of formal affirmative consent policy requiring students accused of sexual misconduct to prove that they were granted ongoing affirmative consent. If they can’t provide proof, the consequences can be life changing.
On the surface, the SaSie affirmative consent app provides a simple way to verify that two people have agreed to seek ongoing consent with each other. However, the agreement also requires both parties to unambiguously communicate ‘no’ in a way any reasonable person could understand if things become uncomfortable or if they change their mind after the encounter has begun.
“Should people be seeking affirmative consent with each other?” Absolutely, Mr. Horneich says, “It’s shameful that this isn’t self evident to our students, on or off campus. But shouldn’t those people be able to count on each other to clearly communicate if they begin feeling uncomfortable after the encounter has begun? Any conscientious human being knows that sex shouldn’t be forced or coerced. It stands to reason that it should also not be a trap. Fair is fair.
"Considering the statistics regarding people who have reported being sexually assaulted on college campuses, it’s obvious that we desperately need affirmative consent to work. In order for affirmative consent to do the most amount of good, in the shortest amount of time, we need to frame it in a way that reflects the way real people communicate with each other. Sam says that he and his professional team are confident that the wording in the app agreement is solid enough to become the standardized way to address affirmative consent on every campus in the United States. Because enough is enough.
James Martin or Jessica Montgomery