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Richard Dawkins
Some states, e.g. "pregnant", are all-or-none, no intermediates. But sexual abuse has shades of grey, from violent buggery to mild touching.
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WikiLeaksLover 23 Dec 12
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WikiLeaksLover 23 Dec 12
What would u call consensual sex plus breakfast followed by hanging out consensually later, then split-up + rape allegation?
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Nerf Herder 23 Dec 12
from a physical standpoint.. Hard to measure mental/emotional affect? Different from 1 victim to the next, still a violation
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Alan 23 Dec 12
Why have you decided to start opining on the minefield that is sexual abuse? What's the goal here?
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Krisztab 23 Dec 12
just leave it already... not to mention there should be trigger warning
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Steve Fx ©2014 23 Dec 12
agreed. trouble is a lot of people can't deal with grey - they only see black or white (not unlike newspaper headlines)
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Polly Ester 23 Dec 12
So your point is?
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Nicholas Morrissey 23 Dec 12
violation is violation. be careful about deciding what others should feel. not sure why you are on this kick lately
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Temporarily Stairs 23 Dec 12
Sexual assault is sexual assault, period. There's no need to categorize it. You just piss off/hurt survivors.
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Ryall 23 Dec 12
what do you call it when the plaintiff withdraws the rape charges but the state wishes to pursue them? Conspiracy.
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Kaj, Truthsayer 23 Dec 12
My old headmaster served 3 years for "inappropriate touching" but the local papers called him a "rapist".
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Polly Ester 23 Dec 12
The victimization of children doesn't impact in degrees. Shame & humiliation regardless of act
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Andy Hinton 23 Dec 12
Substantively probably true, but not sure "mild" is a good word to use in this context - somewhat inflammatory!
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Diane Bruce 23 Dec 12
There is a cultural gulf here too. Boarding schools are not a big thing in North America
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DanDan 23 Dec 12
But the trauma sufferedby thevictim doesn't necessarily correlate with the 'shade' of abuse.Pls dnt put a scale on suffering
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Paul Vella 23 Dec 12
research suggests that long term emotional abuse (of whatever hue) is more damaging than sporadic physical or sexual abuse
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Fran 23 Dec 12
"Mild touching" might be better phrased as "Offensive touching".
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Steve Fx ©2014 23 Dec 12
also doesn't help; if someone's got pure white surrounds, then any kinda grey looks black (and vice versa)
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