As many as half of all sexual-assault cases involve alcohol. Yet cases that hinge on questions of consent face an uphill battle — despite Canada having some of the most progressive laws in the world. When Taylor phoned her grandfather for a ride home around midnight, she was dizzy, disoriented and on the verge of throwing up.
Two statements, worlds apart, one representing a horrible truth, the other a girl who refuses to accept responsibility for drunken sex. They would be right to do so. You might feel seedy, used-up and ashamed the morning after a casual encounter, but your brain, no matter how pickled, said yes the night before.
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A criminal barrister says men should not sleep with women who've drank any alcohol - because consent laws are misunderstood by some men. She wrote: "The law is simple. If a woman has had a drink, and says after sex she did not have the choice, freedom and capacity to consent, the man can be accused of rape. A man being drunk is no defence in law.
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If you have something to add, please send us a note: hello theatlantic. My first sexual experience was rape, in the sense that I was coerced and given drugs and alcohol. I was 14 years old, and the girl was
Myth: Sexual assault is rare and affects very few people. Fact: Every two minutes, someone in the U. Myth: Only women and gay men get raped.
But if you have a bad feeling, your gut is usually right. So trust yourself, and think about some of the questions below. They might make those blurred lines a little clearer.
It is a difficult problem. I believe that women who consent to sex while drunk should not be able to file rape claims when they later regret the event. Also, if a woman is too drunk to remember whether or not she consented to sex it should not automatically be rape.