In New Jersey, a new bill has been introduced that would expand the legal meaning of sexual assault. Essentially, it criminalizes consensual sex after the fact, if misrepresentation or lies were utilized in acquiring said sex. Now, I can definitely see where this bill came from, as there are plenty of cases where people have used incredibly unsavory tactics to acquire sex, but I don’t know that it is ready to be passed. To me, at its current state, it appears that just about any coercion could be criminalized. If a guy tells you that he knows a celebrity, and you sleep with him, is that a crime? Or are you just being gullible. Or is it both? Is it illegal if you admit that you were lying after the act? It’s an interested concept, and I can see where a need for something like this would occur. I’m curious to see if it gets edited and resubmitted or is voted down and simply falls apart. It could be difficult to prove/charge someone with either way.