The Swedish parliament has approved a bill according to which a man must obtain the woman's unequivocal consent before sexual intercourse, otherwise he can be accused of rape even with consensual sex. This is reported by Focus.
The law is due to come into force in July 2018. In this way, the Swedish government has responded to the public debate about sexism and sexual violence that has erupted in connection with harassment scandals in the United States and other countries.
In the future, women will no longer need to unequivocally express their disagreement to enter into an act in order to be considered rape. The law will apply not only to casual relationships, but also to couples in relationships, and even spouses.
"The message is simple - you have to ask your partner if this person wants sex. If you are not sure, leave it. Sex should be voluntary," said Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
Earlier it was reported that producer Harvey Weinstein wanted to receive $ 25 million from the online service Netflix in order to save himself from a sexual harassment scandal.