California’s New Stealthing Law Gives Survivors Legal Language to Describe Their Experiences

In the case of stealthing, perpetrators rob victims of their consent. This is why advocates against sexual violence are pushing to make nonconsensual condom removal illegal—and California just officially became the first state in the country to codify the offense.

[Jennifer] Long says it’s important to remember that the only person at fault is the perpetrator. No one has a right or reason to assault anyone. “The things that we do that make us vulnerable do not make us at fault,” Long says.