Columbia Spectator: Why Sexual Respect?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

BY SUZANNE GOLDBERG | OCTOBER 24, 2016, 10:05 PM

I spoke last week at the University of Chicago about a short law review essay I wrote recently, called “Is there really a sex bureaucracy?.” The essay responds to an article by two Harvard Law School professors who argue that colleges and universities overstep—at the behest of the federal government—by talking with students about “good” sex rather than just the rules against sexual assault and harassment.

I disagree. Workshops and training are not about a preferred type of sex, or even about encouragement of sexual contact at all (though I’m told that many workshops do provide fun and useful information). Instead, they help underscore how important it is in our community that students treat each other with respect in this realm.

But what is sexual respect, anyway? And why should you care?

Read the full article here.