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Firstly, it inserts the government right in the middle of the most intimate possible exchange between two people, be it in their bedroom or a toilet cubicle. And frankly that is a place no government has a right to be.

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And that, presumably, would include canada goose outlet in uk all the women. Because the government surely means for this rule to apply to both parties; it could hardly make one law for men and another for women in the name of gender equality. Which means that a woman would also have to ask a man for him to say before she could legally have sex with him. And if she didn he could declare that he was sexually assaulted.

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What about same sex couples? Do both women in a lesbian relationship have to ask each other of they want to have sex and then say Do two canada goose outlet vancouver gay men have to? What if they are in a sauna? Should they have to canada goose outlet price sign a waiver at the door? And gosh, what if someone lucky enough to get a three way! Is it enough for the first two people to get a clear from the third? Or does each of the three have to ask and receive a from each of the other two? And if they swingers can they give consent in pairs? I heard of some rather freewheeling festivals where such legal niceties could take days.

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If you tap your wife on the shoulder and she silently rolls over with a smile you might think you in luck but in fact you just committed an offence under the Crimes Act.

And even my own beloved sweet whispers such as all right then or God sake, hurry up are still not enough to meet the government new stringent guidelines on legal lovemaking.

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Of course not. And that alone should show you what a sick and simplistic idea this is. An idea that actually dictates to women what they have to do in the name of female empowerment.

Every decent person knows what rape is, and knows it is repugnant. The vast majority of men don do it and would never do it. They don need a government pamphlet to tell them not to.

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