Ethics 132 (1):127–154 (2021)

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Emily Tilton
University of British Columbia
Jonathan Ichikawa
University of British Columbia
Abstract
Deception sometimes results in nonconsensual sex. A recent body of literature diagnoses such violations as invalidating consent: the agreement is not morally transformative, which is why the sexual contact is a rights violation. We pursue a different explanation for the wrongs in question: there is valid consent, but it is not consent to the sex act that happened. Semantic conventions play a key role in distinguishing deceptions that result in nonconsensual sex (like stealth condom removal) from those that don’t (like white lies). Our framework is also applicable to more controversial cases, like those implicated in so-called “gender fraud” complaints.
Keywords consent  deception  sexual consent  convention  content  sexual ethics
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DOI 10.1086/715283
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