California bans “stealthing,” nonconsensual condom removal

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday signed a bill calling for non-consensual removal of a condom during illegal intercourse to “stealth” illegally.

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why it matters: The move makes California the first state to ban the act. The New York Times reports.

Reference: a yale university Study published in 2017 attracted attention Theft And have tried to define it for the first time.

  • The newspaper called the act a “serious violation of dignity and autonomy”.
  • A study in 2019 found that 12% women was a victim of theft and another study found that 10% of men accepted To steal.

What are they saying: “This law is the first of its kind in the country, but I urge other states to follow California’s guidelines and make clear that stealing is not only immoral, but illegal.” .

  • “More importantly, I encourage all of us not to shy away from important conversations about consent so that we can reduce the number of victims,” ​​Garcia said.
  • Newsom’s Office tweeted In support of the bill saying that it “[underlines] The importance of consent.”


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