Q&A on Consent
Recently, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article regarding the district's mishandling of an alleged rape of a student in September 2015. In light of pervasive issues surrounding sexual assault, the Oracle has chosen to cover rape culture for our Focus page. The Oracle polled MVHS health class students regarding uncertainties about what constitutes consent. Below are the questions followed by information from California law, Santa Clara County Supervising Deputy District Attorney for Sexual Assault, Luis Ramos, and health teacher Heather Boyle. What conditions are considered as sexual assault? To give a brief definition, sexual assault is any nonconsensual sexual conduct. This does not only entail sexual intercourse, but also touching of intimate body parts. California law explains touching as “physical contact with another person, Read More