Some people actually think it’s OK to continue having sex with someone after they withdraw consent

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Some people actually think it’s OK to continue having sex with someone after they withdraw consent

‘Don’t give consent in the first place’

A 19-year-old student at North Carolina State University revoked her consent during sex after it became violent. When she tried to press charges against her rapist, her case was dismissed because of a law which states consent cannot be withdrawn after it is initially given.

Aaliyah Palmer’s rapist and the state of North Carolina fall within the five percent of men and less than two percent of women who believe continuing to engage in sexual activity after consent is revoked is not sexual assault.

babe recently conducted a survey about sex and consent where we ask both men and women if they considered “continuing to have sex with someone when consent was initially given but then withdrawn” sexual assault. Of the 2,555 surveyed, 315 were men.

Results show that five percent of men don’t think it’s sexual assault to continue having sex with someone if they revoke consent, compared with less than two percent of women.

In light of the recent news, it’s frightening to think there are some people who actually think this is OK.

One Twitter user explained her personal experience with men reacting to the North Carolina law in a frightening manner.

She said a man laughed at the woman who brought up the law

He then questioned why a woman would back out, saying ‘you better not try that with me’

Another man chimed in saying ‘Once I’m in, I’m in’

He finished with ‘It shows a total lack of commitment on the women’s part’

This thread isn’t an isolated experience. There are actually a multitude of men who have taken to Twitter to support the right to continue sex after consent has been revoked.

This is what they’re saying:

Don’t give consent in the first place

Blue balls are as bad as being raped

It’s not fair, because she probably already came

Withdrawing consent is just crying rape

The truly frightening part of all this is if there are this many men willingly to support this law on a public platform, how many would support it in private?

@_CupOfT