QUOTE(CruisingRam @ Aug 18 2005, 12:02 PM)
Then perhaps we should not use Rape at all- something like "forced possible reproduction" instead for women? How would women find that term?
Rape is not about sex- that is one of the most important aspects of this crime- it is not about sex, it is about violence and control. If men, or women, wanted to play out a sexual fantasy, they could do this without problem, either hire a "professional"
- or find a mate that likes this sort of thing- poeple "hook up" along those lines all the time-
finding an UNWILLING participant is the rapist scenario, whether it be man or woman- if a woman "rapes" a woman, it is still considered rape, if someone sodomizes a woman, it is still considered rape, despite lack of "reproductive tissues"
BTW Janabrute- welcome aboard, good to see you here, be sure and read the rules!
So Jana, if a man sodomizes a woman, it is not rape, right?
There are physical implications with every assault, whether that be a pregancy, organ contusions and lacerations or even loss of life. In social circles, a pregnancy implies much more than in the medical profession. Pregnancy is a medical condition, no different than any other medical condition.
I like the term 'sexual assault' because it combines all the different acts into one catagory which should make legal repercussion more uniform. Not that the sentences should be uniform, the sentences should reflect the amount of physical and emotional damage that was incurred.
CR, thank you for the referral and welcome. I am in the learning curve for debate. I read the rules. In the case I missed something or did not understand it well enough, feel free to let me know.
QUOTE(antihubris @ Aug 19 2005, 11:36 AM)
Janabrute Being in the medical profession, I can understand their perspective. Male to female rapes are forced sexual acts on tissues designed for sexual contact. Male to male rapes are a violation of tissues not designed for sexual contact.
While male to male rape does not involve tissues designed
for sexual contact, the tissues are still USED
for sex, so I'm not sure you have an argument there.
When I am using the phrase " tissues designed for sexual contact" I am referring to the medical profession view. Anal sexual activity has many consequences because the tissues are being used for other than their designed purpose, regardless of the sexual pleasures those tissues may provide.