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The opposite of rape

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The question of what is bad about rape is closely connected to the question of what is good about sex, when sex is good. Rape is an inversion of good sex. Yet writings about rape, with their emphasis on consent, have drawn us away from this way of looking at the subject. In this essay I reprise an earlier project of trying to keep consent in its place. Here my emphasis is on the idea that good sex is a joint activity, something done together. This is just one aspect of good sex, but it is the...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/ojls/gqx022

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
Oxford college:
University College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford Journal of Legal Studies Journal website
Volume:
38
Issue:
1
Pages:
48–70
Publication date:
2017-11-22
Acceptance date:
2017-10-04
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-3820
ISSN:
0143-6503
Source identifiers:
734761
Pubs id:
pubs:734761
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uuid:a3a46226-a4b3-4250-959a-fe17fefa286f
Local pid:
pubs:734761
Deposit date:
2017-10-09

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