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.Ok, but In some states, it not possible to give consent when legally intoxicated, correct? and if this were applied to sexual behavior - i.e., a man taking advantage of a woman who is intoxicted and wants a relationship with the man, then is that possibly a criminal offense or harrassment. Why should interpersonal conduct be protected in professional settings as opposed to everyday settings (sexual harrassment in the workplace reasoning applied to other sensitive and imprtant settings, such as dating and finding a suitable spouse). Many women are not gettting married in time to have children, they are also experiencing difficulties with fertility problems that can be casued by sexually tranmistted diseases. Sometimes it seems as if there is too much focus on HIV AIDS and the rights of same sex couples. While these problems are compelling because of the severity of the illness and the extent of the discrimination, one can argue that we are not focusing on more moe commonplace problems, ones that effect a wider population of people. Unmarried and childless is not far from life shortening chronic illness and diffculties fitting into a conservative and often biased society. Hopefully as more same sex oriented people live more publically, then the heterosexual unmarried individuals can be seen for what they are: sytematically passed over and not able to bring children into the world or live a life in a loving sexual relationship.
Which leads me to the second question: Does a man who knows that he is interested in only a one, or several night encounter with a woman and knows she wants a relationship with him committing a criminal offense or emotional abuse?
I don't think either of my questions are really similar to sexual assault - I think maybe emotional abuse. what consitiutes emotional abuse and when can legal action be taken?
if someone lies to obtain something of value - and sexual contact has value, then is that closer to being considered a crime than just being an unethical person. what if the consequnces were disease, impaired fertility, damaged reputation and the associated emotional suffering? antibiotics and reliable forms of birth control should not change patterns of dating as much as it has. Just think about how our parents generation met and got married, why can't these patterns be reestablished with a 'don't drink and have sex law'.
if there is no crime involved with telling lies and misrepresenting intentions, are there places where consistantly ethical behavior is rewarded and unethical activities prevent someone from being in a position of power/influence? are people with political abilities necessariy those with difficulties with sexual conduct or does media make sexual misconduct more possible.
i had better luck dating initiating a relationship with a man when there was no alcohol involved and/or the man just gave me a kiss good night at the end of the evening.
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