In a bid to address ballooning sexual crimes, the Swedish government is seeking to toughen legislation. Following the #Metoo sex scandal, which resonated well with Sweden's self-described feminist government, the Stockholm authorities want to amend the sex laws with a specific "consent clause" to ensure that all sex in the country is voluntary.
The new draft bill presented by the Swedish government will criminalize having sex with anyone who has not explicitly said yes or otherwise shown they are willing to participate. This is known as the "consent clause" and was previously campaigned for by Gender Equality Minister Åsa Regnér, among others.
This seems like its going way too far and also way to reactionary to the whole #metoo event. Also kind of scary how there was NO discussion about this at all since Politicians and media silently agreed to this.
Luckily there are still harsh critics left.
"Bearing in mind that sexual intercourse is often characterized by mutual communications through actions and not words, the bill may prove too theoretical and lacking the foundation in reality," Anne Ramberg said, citing the possibility of failing to notice that the transition to a new "moment" already has begun.
So basically if you are in Sweden and you want sex you better get a written consent form or you can be accused of rape at anytime. And your chances to win are very very slim since there is no real evidence needed anymore. And right now there are a lot of witch huntings going on according to "Die Welt". They totally abolished the innocent until proven guilty rule....
So what do you think about this? IS it going too far?
Here an article in English. If oyu have other sites feel free to post them and I will update these. My original source was a German News site.
Edit: Removed the Sputnik source since I was told it is a Russian propaganda site I did not know of.
Another source would be: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/sweden-rape-law-consent-new-pm-backing-stefan-lofven-a8117471.html
I Personally got my Infos from4 German news articles from non propaganda sites or even conservative ones.
edit: Also interesting: With this a woman does not even have to say no anymore but a man HAS TO ASK the women if he is allowed to have sex with her or not. And Again he better have it written on paper.