Robert Heinlein wrote about the crazy years. This period covered the late 20th century and early 21st century. A growing number of people are regarding this as prescient.
No means no is the past. The future is yes means yes or as it is now often called affirmative consent.
In an affirmative consent jurisdiction, a woman engaging in sex with a man need not notify the man when she withdraws consent.
Consider now that consent can be withdrawn at any time.
Even a short delay can result in jail. Kevin Ibbs became known as the 30 second rapist and was imprisoned for 4 years. Maouloud Baby continued for only 5-10 seconds and was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment with all but 5 suspended. Both of these cases occurred without the additional risk of affirmative consent.
Any man that has sex with a woman in such an affirmative consent jurisdiction is allowing her to point a gun at his head – permanently.
As if all this wasn’t bad enough, there is a variant of affirmative consent called enthusiastic consent. So far no jurisdiction has gone this far but feminists continue to push for it.
Note that the entire discussion to this point revolves around women’s consent. While these laws are written in a gender-neutral manner they are always applied in an entirely gendered manner. And the gender that gets to go to jail is the male gender.
Affirmative consent laws have the potential to cause irreparable damage to our society. I believe these laws will be revoked or more likely pared away in the future. By then it may be too late. The damage will have been done. Damage to human relationships and thus ultimately damage to the family structure. A society that harms the family structure will ultimately fall to one that does not.