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By Prof. Stephen J. Schulhofer
Despite 3 a long time of severe scrutiny and repeated makes an attempt at bold reform, our legislation opposed to rape and sexual harassment nonetheless fail to guard ladies from sexual overreaching and abuse. What went fallacious? during this unique, provocative, and enlightening paintings, Stephen Schulhofer, a distinct pupil in legal legislations, indicates the necessity to refocus our legislation opposed to rape and to create a brand new process of criminal safeguards opposed to interference with sexual autonomy.
Our legislation supply entire security for estate rights, exertions, and different vital pursuits, yet sexual autonomy--the correct to settle on freely no matter if and whilst to be sexually intimate with one other person--is devalued and neglected. With bright examples, together with stranger attacks, date rapes, and sexual encounters among task supervisors and subordinates, academics and scholars, medical professionals and sufferers, legal professionals and consumers, Schulhofer exhibits that contemporary reforms of rape and sexual harassment legislations are overvalued and insufficient. From the over the top measure of strength helpful for an competitive motion to be outlined as rape, to the grey parts within which coercion and exploitation can be utilized to elicit a fake yet legally legitimate "consent," Schulhofer deals a transparent research of the boundaries of present criteria. His proposals for a appreciably varied process carry the promise of real admire and potent safety for the sexual autonomy of either men and women. it's an bold but good imaginative and prescient, dedicated to permitting keen companions to hunt consensual relationships, whereas absolutely preserving every one person's correct to refuse sexual encounters that aren't surely desired.
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