If a woman consents to having sex with a man but then during intercourse says no, and the man continues, is it rape?The next time you hears about a man being a convicted rapist, remember that his crime could have been just lasted a few seconds while the woman changed her mind.
The answer depends on where you live. The highest courts of seven states, including Connecticut and Kansas, have ruled that a woman may withdraw her consent at any time, and if the man doesn't stop, he is committing rape. Illinois has become the first state to pass legislation giving a woman that right to change her mind.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
It can still be rape if the woman consents
Time magazine reports: