Ezra Klein is the Editor in Chief of Vox, and the creator of Journolist.
SB 697, California's "Yes Means Yes" law, is a terrible bill. But it's a necessary one. ...
If the Yes Means Yes law is taken even remotely seriously it will settle like a cold winter on college campuses, throwing everyday sexual practice into doubt and creating a haze of fear and confusion over what counts as consent. This is the case against it, and also the case for it.
We focused on [diversity] early on but didn’t succeed in the way that we should have. We had some hires that we really hoped would work that fell through for totally normal reasons and then we didn’t correct quickly enough. Look, you have to be committed to it. If you’re not, you get into the problem we began to have: People feel that maybe it’s not a culture that cares about [diversity]. And that’s really dangerous.