Consent, Coercion, and Sexual Autonomy

In Keith Burgess-Jackson (ed.), A Most Detestable Crime: New Philosophical Essays on Rape. Oxford University Press. pp. 71-91 (1999)

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Jeff Gauthier
University of Portland
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Feminist legal scholarship has questioned the usefulness of non-consent as a criterion for rape. Under conditions of generalized sexual oppression, consent may not be an adequate for absence of coercion. I defend this argument and propose that rape law reform can be usefully informed by state protection of workers in the capitalist labor market, where it is assumed that the parties occupy an unequal bargaining position
Keywords rape law  consent  coercion  sexual autonomy  exploitation  feminism  sexual violence
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