Men who have sex with women who are not fully sober risk being found guilty of rape unless they have their consent, under controversial new proposals.Men warned to check consent before sex.
Solicitor General Mike O´Brien believes the law needs to be changed to make it easier to jail rapists who deliberately get their victims drunk. Under the new plans, the legal definition of consent could be rewritten to make clear that women who are drunk could not have agreed to sex.
It raises the possibility that even if a woman agreed to sex while drunk, a jury could decide she was too inebriated to give meaningful consent. This places a heavy burden of responsibility on men to ensure that a woman is fully conscious of her actions and has agreed to make love.
George McAuley, chairman of the UK Men´s Movement, said men may have to resort to obtaining written contracts or using their mobile phones to film their partners consenting to sex. It means men will have to get a consent form signed, dated and countersigned in triplicate before they make love.
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Men face rape charge threat unless they can show consent of drunk women: