In a invoice launched in California just lately by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, non-consensual removing of a condom throughout sexual activity has been deemed sexual battery.
California’s Civil Code characterises sexual battery as somebody whose actions are meant in the direction of inflicting dangerous or offensive contact with an intimate physique a part of one other, committing a sexually offensive act, in line with Los Angeles Times. The perpetrator is then answerable for damages.
The invoice launched the phrase “stealthing” for the practise, however at present there aren’t any civil or penal codes within the US state that decision it a criminal offense.
Many folks on social media, together with victims who’ve personally skilled it, appreciated the transfer. Take a take a look at what they stated:
Glad to see there’s a push for a civil treatment for this: Removing a condom with out consent may result in civil damages underneath California invoice https://t.co/cV71rdEGxl
— Eva 🌳🚴♂️🌳🚴♀️🌳 (@emkalikoff) February 10, 2021
I hope comparable payments are introduced in 49 extra states https://t.co/5hYe3EBB4X
— 𝒩𝑒𝓋🌻 (@TheLadyNev) February 11, 2021
Stealthing is sexual assault. As somebody who has skilled this, I’m extraordinarily grateful for @AsmGarcia .
— megan noel (@wellwithnoel) February 10, 2021
Reasonable. Lots of different worse issues occur between companions with impaired judgement. Risk of being pregnant, illness, lack of revenue from spreading illness,.https://t.co/lEDzBWtXxp
— Paul Anderson (@PaulKevinAnders) February 9, 2021
— Sleepy Congressman NY-28 (@SleepyCongress1) February 9, 2021
Some different folks, nevertheless, didn’t appear to be in favour of the federal government interfering “in the bedroom”.
“Am old enough to remember when ‘progressives’ wanted government ‘out of the bedroom.’Now: “California could become first state to make it illegal to remove a condom without consent.” Progressives are simply insane,” one wrote.
Am sufficiently old to recollect when ‘progressives’ wished authorities ‘out of the bedroom.’
“California could become first state to make it illegal to remove a condom without consent.”
Progressives are simply insane.https://t.co/xtbO6lg3Vy
— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) February 11, 2021
Here’s what others stated:
How is that this a legislation for girls? I’ve had womem attempt to take away the condom throughout intercourse and I’m a male, I’ve additionally har girls attempt to poke holes in a condom(I hope there’s one thing in that invoice about that). I may have gotten her pregnant or worse.
— meaty meat (@Bobobob07650366) February 11, 2021
Controlling the sexual exercise of the general public is a significant problem for legislators.
— Grant David Gillham (@CaptG2) February 9, 2021
I don’t even know what this implies, and I’m afraid to ask.
— James Meredith (@NDTwinsfan) February 10, 2021
What is your opinion?