Thursday, 13 October 2016


Trump tape started a national conversation about sexual assault
What is the appropriate penalty for 'harassment' by words or images?
      (We no longer believe that "sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never harm me," but we do not have consensus about what limitations should be put on free speech that is offensive to others - nor on what penalty such offense should entail.)
What is the appropriate penalty for groping?
   (It used to be a slap in the face, which was immediate and effective when done in public but risked a violent response if done in private and would be considered assault under today's statutes.)
What is the appropriate penalty for a man having sex with a woman who is too drunk to give informed consent?
What is the appropriate penalty for a woman having sex with a man who is too drunk to give informed consent?
What is the appropriate action if a man and a woman have sex when both are too drunk to give informed consent?
Should any attention be paid to the fact that males are genetically programmed to be sexually aggressive? If so, what? If not, why not?

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