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Aussie MP Suggests Sex Contracts to Save Men from False Rape Allegations

by VR Sreeraman on  April 5, 2008 at 11:28 AM Sexual Health News   - G J E 4
Aussie MP Suggests Sex Contracts to Save Men from False Rape Allegations
Men Down Under will be carrying sex contracts in their pockets, if an Aussie politician has her way.

South Australian MP Ann Bressington has suggested that women should sign a contract before having sex to combat false rape allegations.
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In a response to proposed laws making it an offence to continue a sex act with a person who changes their mind about consent, Bressington suggested to Parliament that men should carry a sex contract to prevent being accused of rape.

She also claimed "one-night stands" and casual relationships would become a "high-risk activity".

The proposed contract would also include details of the woman's marital status, whether she has children and whether she consents to being taken to another location to engage in sexual activity.

"Perhaps this parliament could devise a contract which men could carry around in their pocket, next to their condoms," News.com.au quoted her, as saying during a speech to Parliament.

"There could be a waiver should a man meet up with a woman who has had a couple of drinks before they engage in sexual intercourse.

"The contract may contain the name and address of the women, with her driver's license number, so that the man can see the signatures match, clauses that state that the woman has or has not been drinking or taking drugs - licit or illicit - and that she consents to foreplay," she added.

On a radio show, Bressington confirmed that she thought men should carry sex contracts if the current Bill passed both houses of Parliament.

"(The Bill) opens the door to more false allegations that are already occurring. Men will have no defence from women falsely crying rape," she said on the radio show.

"This Bill makes men guilty until proven innocent and they will have no defence," she said.

When asked about the contract idea, she said she was serious because it would prevent men being falsely accused.

Source: ANI
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