(iii) Sexual consent

Note: In a sense, all literature on sexual violence concerns issues of consent. This section concentrates, however, on literature focused on understandings and practices of consent.


Baldwin-White, A. (2019). “When a Girl Says No, You Should Be Persistent Until She Says Yes”: College Students and Their Beliefs About Consent. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260519875552.

Brian, L. (2018). After Steubenville: incapacitated bodies, rape, and a theory of sexual subjectivity beyond consent. Feminist Media Studies, 1-15.Burgin, R. (2018). Persistent Narratives of Force and Resistance: Affirmative Consent as Law Reform. The British Journal of Criminology, 59(2), 296-314. 10.1093/bjc/azy043

Bussel, Rachel Kramer. (2008). Beyond Yes or No: Consent as Sexual Process. In Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power & A World Without Rape edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti. New York: Seal Press.

Dutcher, H., & McClelland, S. I. (2019). Laboring to Make Sex “Safe”: Sexual Vigilance in Young US College Women. Sex Roles, 1-16.

Fischel, J. J. (2019). Screw Consent: A Better Politics of Sexual Justice: Univ of California Press.

Gilbert, J. (2018). Contesting consent in sex education. Sex Education, 18(3), 268-279.

Gronert, N. M. (2019). Law, campus policy, social movements, and sexual violence: Where do we stand in the# MeToo movement? Sociology Compass, e12694.

Halley, J. (2016). The move to affirmative consent. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 42(1), 257-279.

Harris, K. L. (2018). Yes Means Yes and No Means No, but Both These Mantras Need to Go: Communication Myths in Consent Education and Anti-Rape Activism. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 46(2), 155-178.

Hermann, C., Liang, C. T., & DeSipio, B. E. (2018). Exploring sexual consent and hostile masculine norms using the theory of planned behavior. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 19(4), 491.

Jozkowski, K. N. (2015). Barriers to affirmative consent policies and the need for affirmative sexuality. The U. of Pac. L. Rev., 47, 741.

Jozkowski, K. N., Manning, J., & Hunt, M. (2018). Sexual consent in and out of the bedroom: Disjunctive views of heterosexual college students. Women’s studies in communication, 41(2), 117-139.

Jozkowski, K. N., Marcantonio, T. L., Rhoads, K. E., Canan, S., Hunt, M. E., & Willis, M. (2019). A Content Analysis of Sexual Consent and Refusal Communication in Mainstream Films. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-12.

Lofgreen, A. M., Mattson, R. E., Wagner, S. A., Ortiz, E. G., & Johnson, M. D. (2017). Situational and dispositional determinants of college men’s perception of women’s sexual desire and consent to sex: A factorial vignette analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260517738777.

Marcantonio, T. L., Jozkowski, K. N., & Lo, W.-J. (2018). Beyond “just saying no”: A preliminary evaluation of strategies college students use to refuse sexual activity. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(2), 341-351.

Nash, J. C. (2019). Pedagogies of Desire. differences, 30(1), 197-227.

Novack, S. (2017). Sex Ed in Higher Ed: Should We Say Yes to “Affirmative Consent?”. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 18(4), 302-312.

Shumlich, E. J., & Fisher, W. A. (2018). Affirmative Sexual Consent? Direct and Unambiguous Consent Is Rarely Included in Discussions of Recent Sexual Interactions. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 27(3), 248-260.

Travis, M. (2019). The vulnerability of heterosexuality: Consent, gender deception and embodiment. Social & Legal Studies, 28(3), 303-326.

Tuerkheimer, D. (2015). Affirmative Consent. Ohio St. J. Crim. L., 13, 441.

Walsh, K., Honickman, S., Valdespino-Hayden, Z., & Lowe, S. R. (2019). Dual Measures of Sexual Consent: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Internal Consent Scale and External Consent Scale. The Journal of Sex Research, 56(6), 802-810.

Willis, M., & Jozkowski, K. N. (2018). Barriers to the success of affirmative consent initiatives: An application of the social ecological model. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 13(3), 324-336.

Willis, M., & Jozkowski, K. N. (2019). Sexual Precedent’s Effect on Sexual Consent Communication. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-12.