Columnist Roxanne Jones Tells Young Men To "Text Before Sex"
INSIDE EDITION spoke to one columnist who is urging young men to get proof of consent before engaging in sexual activity with someone.
Roxanne Jones is a prominent columnist for CNN and is getting a lot of attention for a recent advice story headlined: "Young Men, Get A 'Yes' Text Before Sex.”
This is what Jones told her son in college after what happened to a football star, "I told him that he should get a text, a consent text, before he hooks up with anyone to have sex."
In her article, she wrote, "Never have sex with a girl unless she's sent you a text that proves the sexual relationship is consensual beforehand."
INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent asked, "Is that realistic?"
Jones said, "Absolutely it is realistic. People are doing it already. Athletes are doing it, professional athletes are doing it, that I know of and that I have seen. Kids are doing it as well. I mean, they text every part of their life."
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Her column comes as a prosecutor announces that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexual assault.
Prosecutor Willie Meggs is coming under fire for the color of the tie he was wearing at the news conference.
One person wrote on Twitter, "I don't think that it's a coincidence that this state attorney is wearing a Florida State red colored tie."
The prosecutor was mocked for sucking on candy during the news conference and there was even laughter at times during the conference.
One journalist asked, "Was there a sexual assault?"
Meggs laughed and said, "Well, that is kind of why we are here."
Winston is the sensational 19-year-old freshman who has led his team to number one in the national rankings. He's the leading candidate to win college football's prestigious Heisman Trophy.
But he's been under a cloud of suspicion all season because a student accused him of raping her in December 2012. Winston says the sex was consensual.
Winston is just the latest young athlete who's had to face sexual assault allegations.
Jones has another suggestion, writing: "Crazy, I know, but I’ve actually been encouraging my son and his friends to use sexting -- minus the lewd photos -- to protect themselves from being wrongly accused of rape."
Jones told INSIDE EDITION, "If we are not also acknowleding that sometimes allegations are false and there are 7,000 to 10,000 case of that every year, then we are not being honest."
Perhaps this mom's advice to her son is a lesson for athletes everywhere as one star football player breathes a sigh of relief.
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