Think about consent and sexual assault and what they really mean

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The past two years have brought about a sea change in awareness about the issue, including the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. The new mores have led to a domino effect of comeuppance for habitual offenders across many walks of life. Some cases are no-brainers (Bill Cosby), while others are fraught with uncertainty and complication (Brett Kavanaugh, Joe Biden).

What’s irrefutable, however, is that the age-old justification for people who act without...

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