JustSayinIt
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May 12, 2013 JustSayinIt commented on Why Marital Rape Actually Is a Crime.
@10, @24: +1

As you have been polite about it, I'll spell it out: 3rd deg rape is a figment of imagination, and leaves way too much room for misuse. Obviously any act upon another without consent requires either harm or threat of harm. Sexual assault is assault, period. Of course "no" is not always "no", as documented in much of all our contemporary literature and art forms depicting sexuality, if not in people's experiences and observations. It's a fallacy; verbal communication is not that precise: tone, context, body language and cultural differences all play a part in it. There is no need to create a separate class of assault because sex is involved; this only opens the opportunity for people to exploit. No need to legislate sexual conduct beyond that of use or threat of harm (violent or material).

Needless to say, sex with minors is a separate issue altogether, of course.
May 12, 2013 JustSayinIt joined My Stranger Face
May 12, 2013 JustSayinIt commented on Why Marital Rape Actually Is a Crime.
@10, @24: +1

As you have been polite about it, I'll spell it out: 3rd deg rape is a figment of imagination, and leaves way too much room for misuse. Obviously any act upon another without consent requires either harm or threat of harm. Sexual assault is assault, period. Of course "no" is not always "no", as documented in much of all our contemporary literature and art forms depicting sexuality, if not in people's experiences and observations. It's a fallacy; verbal communication is not that precise: tone, context, body language and cultural differences all play a part in it. There is no need to create a separate class of assault because sex is involved; this only opens the opportunity for people to exploit. No need to legislate sexual conduct beyond that of use or threat of harm (violent or material).

Needless to say, sex with minors is a separate issue altogether, of course.