Wednesday, February 07, 2007

It can still be rape if the woman consents

Time magazine reports:
If a woman consents to having sex with a man but then during intercourse says no, and the man continues, is it rape?

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.
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.

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