Consent redefinition?

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Toolsmith
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Consent redefinition?

I'm always nervous when the left attempts a redefinition of a word with legal ramifications. What is the goal here? If you define consent as "attention" not possible when there is a balance-of-power differential, does that mean "he wasn't paying enough attention to my needs/wants" becomes a crime?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/05/reimagine-consent-...

And more to the point, does Bill Clinton still get a pass for taking advantage of interns?

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Toolsmith:

Toolsmith:

You should get over your fixation with Bill Clinton. His shelf life expired years ago. Especially considering the pussy grabber in residence now, banging porn stars while his wife recuperates from the birth of their son. But there is some common ground between the two. Both Clinton & Trump share the traditional view of ‘consent’, i.e. as a manifestation of power; who has it and how are they wielding it.

There is little reason to be “nervous” about lack of attention becoming a “crime”. Not enough jails to go around.

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Even if the unfounded

Even if the unfounded prattlings of a Trump Deranged Fake Media were to be proven true, there is still a difference between taking advantage of, or taking advantage of services offered by, a woman.

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And the question remains "if"

And the question remains "if". No proof either of these allegations is true.

Toolsmith
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Trump may yet be proven, but

Trump may yet be proven, but not so far. Bill Clinton lied about, and then later admitted, taking advantage of an intern - proven. That power differential is what the original post is about: The article claims there can be no consent in the face of a huge power disparity.

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