Consent Resources

  • Archard, David. Sexual Consent, Westview Press, Boulder, CO, Apr 22, 2009.
    A popular belief is that whatever takes place in private between consenting adults should be allowed. This offers a systematic philosophical examination of what might be meant by consent and what role it should play in the context of sexual activity.
  • Lefkowicz, Bernard, Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb, University of California Press, 1997. Four of the town’s most popular high school athletes were accused of raping an intellectually disabled young woman while nine of their teammates watched.  The concept of consent from various vantage points is examined and you are taken onto the courtroom where justice itself was on trial.