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  • Any legal definition of ˜rape™ implies some correlative idea of what is morally wrong with rape: its illegitimate use of force, its disregard of the victim's nonconsent, and so on.

    Feminist Perspectives on Rape

  • Another alternative is to eliminate the nonconsent requirement, defining rape simply as forced sex.

    Feminist Perspectives on Rape

  • Most feminists see the dual requirement of force and nonconsent as redundant at best and, at worst, as defining many rapes out of existence.

    Feminist Perspectives on Rape

  • The legal definition of rape turns on force and nonconsent, not on the relationship between the accuser and the accused.

    Balancing Act

  • The site has a nonconsent/reluctance forum, so apparently physical rape is okay.

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  • Daran has already pointed this out, that defendants are not saying that, “because she was potentially seeking a sexual encounter, her indications of nonconsent were invalid and I was entitled to copulate with her despite them.”

    Searching For Proof Of Resistance To Rape

  • I think of rape as involving violence force, or threat of force or some other form of nonconsent.

    No, Porn Doesn’t Prevent Rape

  • Fifteen states, as well as the Uniform Code of Military Justice, explicitly require both force and nonconsent to constitute rape 282 and two states appear to require a version of either force or nonconsent.

    False Rape Reports

  • Despite these formal differences in the state codes, in most jurisdictions, if both force and nonconsent are present, the sexual act is rape.

    False Rape Reports

  • It is simply not true that nonconsent is ‘defined by’ the use of force; force is one possible type of evidence of nonconsent.

    False Rape Reports


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