No one asks to be sexually assaulted, raped, or sexually harassed. That’s the standard line anyways. It was repeated to me while taking my annual company-required-as-condition-of-employment training on sexual harassment. In fact, at least as far as sexual harassment is concerned, the very definition of sexual harassment precludes anyone from being harassed who wants to be harassed. A behavior can only be considered harassment if that behavior is unwanted so anyone who asks to be harassed, cannot be harassed. In this can you can’t always get what you want because you can never get what you want, if what you want is to be harassed.
Statutory rape laws are based on the premise that persons below a specified age or who suffer from certain mental deficiencies are incapable of providing consent. These laws make it illegal for adults to coerce children into having sex. Unfortunately they fail to protect boys who impregnate their rapists.Read More