Even though, we all know that between consenting adults, that sometimes NO does mean try harder or try me later.
But rape is not about consenting adults, it is in fact specifically not consent.
not all rape is strangers grabbing someone. Most rape is by someone actually known to the victim and usually a person in a position of some form of authority over them.
On average, within the birth family a parent or older sibling. Often a family friend, neighbour or person dating into a family. Frequently, someone in a position of community trust – in school or within a religion’s hierarchy.
Our bodies ourselves – seriously – we all have the right to bodily integrity and any government making legislation with respect to who controls our bodies …..
no wonder why elections are hijacked and voters disqualified …. religion poisons everything and the freedom we have is measured by the distance between church and state.
the state has no legitimate interest in the bedrooms of the nation. marriage is contract law and is about property taxes, inheritance and fair division in the event of divorce and that is the end of the state’s interest – and religion has no business involved in civil marriage – religious groups are not opposing atheist and agnostics heterosexuals getting married or prisoners if they claim a moral ground or celebrities for a scared/respect for marriage basis –
there is no legal or ethical reason to deny same gender marriage – but there are equality issues raised by polygamy – which is the traditional religious marriage of many faiths, including early Christianity and Mormonism..