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Response to Nevernose (Reply #33)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 08:19 PM

38. Thanks for the in depth answer. I guess my issue is that sexual assault can and is not about

sexual gratification but about control. Yes, some is about sexual gratification, but it is also about controlling the other person, meant to demean, humiliate. Hence inserting objects into another person is sexual assault, though the assaulter may not have sexual gratification, if that makes sense.

When I was in 5th grade walking down a sidewalk, a boy passing on his bike stopped and grabbed my crotch. I shoved him away, was creeped out and did not understand wtf it was about. Later I figured out it was to creep me out. I don't know if he got any gratification beyond knowing he was able to creep me out but it was assault.

One of the reasons "sexual assault" is used more in a legal way is it is more widely applied than "rape", and the definition is broader. "Rape" used to be by a stranger, penis into vagina, she had to fight. It has evolved to a broader definition but "sexual assault" works better in a lot of cases, including rape.

Back to your original point, they deserve to be in prison for a while.

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