PALM BEACH, Fla. – Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh this week lambasted Ohio State University’s new policy on sexual consent, which specifically states that “the absence of ‘no’ does not mean ‘yes.’ ” He complained that the new policy “takes all the romance out of everything” and that if he’d had to wait for women to agree, he wouldn’t have had any sex in college.
“Seduction used to be an art, now of course it’s brutish and it’s predatory and it’s bad,” lamented Limbaugh. According to Ohio State University’s policy, consent must also be freely given and can be withdrawn anytime.
“How many of you guys, in your own experience with women, have learned that ‘no’ means ‘yes’ if you know how to spot it?” asked Limbaugh.
Limbaugh went on to discuss some of his own collegiate exploits, and how after a few beers he invariably was able to tell if a girl wanted to engage in sexual activity through her body language, rather than her words. “When she’s leaning on you and breathing in your face and slurring her words, of course she wants you! Girls never said ‘yes’ to me, they simply trusted me to know what when they wanted it.”
Limbaugh also called out Ohio State’s new policy that students must “agree on why” they are having sex and that both students must be sober. “Let me tell you something, in this modern world, that is simply not tolerated. People aren’t even gonna try to understand that one,” he said. “I can almost understand wanting the guy to be sober, so he can give her a ride home afterwards, but the girl? What girl is willing to have sex when she’s sober?”