Nonconsensual Condom Removal

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2954726

‚Rape-Adjacent‘: Imagining Legal Responses to Nonconsensual Condom Removal

28 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2017 Last revised: 23 Apr 2017

Alexandra Brodsky

Yale Law School

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Nonconsensual condom removal during sexual intercourse exposes victims to physical risks of pregnancy and disease and, interviews make clear, is experienced by many as a grave violation of dignity and autonomy. Such condom removal, popularly known as “stealthing,” can be understood to transform consensual sex into nonconsensual sex by one of two theories, one of which poses a risk of over-criminalization by demanding complete transparency about reproductive capacity and sexually transmitted infections. Adopting the alternative, preferable theory of non-consent, this Article considers possible criminal, tort, contract, and civil rights remedies currently available to victims. Ultimately, a new tort for “stealthing” is necessary both to provide victims with a more viable cause of action and to reflect better the harms wrought by nonconsensual condom removal.

Keywords: Feminism, Gender Violence, Sexual Violence, Feminist Law, Gender, Sex Equality

 

Wikipedia

Nonconsensual condom removal or „stealthing“ is the practice of one sex partner covertly removing a condom, when consent has only been given by the other sex partner for condom-protected safer sex.[1][2] In UK law, such consent is known as conditional consent.[3][4] In 2017, a Swiss court convicted a French man for rape for removing a condom during sex against the expectations of the woman he was having sex with.[5][6] Existing laws do not specifically cover stealthing,[7] despite the heightened pregnancy and public health risks. [8]

References

  1. Hatch, Jenavieve (2017-04-21). „Inside The Online Community Of Men Who Preach Removing Condoms Without Consent“. Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  2. Brodsky, Alexandra (2017-01-01). „‚Rape-Adjacent‘: Imagining Legal Responses to Nonconsensual Condom Removal“. Rochester, NY.
  3. „Man Convicted of Rape After Removing Condom During Sex Without Consent“. Broadly. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  4. „CPS Legal Guidance“. www.cps.gov.uk. Crown Prosecution Service. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
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  6. Williams, Zoe (2017-01-16). „Is removing a condom without permission rape?“. The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  7. Brodsky, Alexandra (2017-01-01). „‚Rape-Adjacent‘: Imagining Legal Responses to Nonconsensual Condom Removal“. Rochester, NY.
  8. Brodsky, Alexandra (2017-01-01). „‚Rape-Adjacent‘: Imagining Legal Responses to Nonconsensual Condom Removal“. Rochester, NY.

‚Stealthing‘ Isn’t Just a ‚Dangerous Sex Trend.‘ It’s Sexual Assault.

http://www.self.com/story/stealthing

Unbemerkt beim Sex das Kondom zu entfernen ist kein Witz, sondern ein Verbrechen

http://www.br.de/puls/themen/leben/kommentar-stealthing-kondom-beim-sex-unbemerkt-entfernen-100.html

 

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