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The Resource Implied consent and sexual assault : intimate relationships, autonomy, and voice, Michael Plaxton

Implied consent and sexual assault : intimate relationships, autonomy, and voice, Michael Plaxton

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Implied consent and sexual assault : intimate relationships, autonomy, and voice
Title
Implied consent and sexual assault
Title remainder
intimate relationships, autonomy, and voice
Statement of responsibility
Michael Plaxton
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Language
eng
Summary
"In R. v. Ewanchuk, the Supreme Court of Canada held that sexual touching must be accompanied by express, contemporaneous consent. In doing so, the Court rejected the idea that sexual consent could be 'implied'. Ewanchuk was a landmark ruling, reflecting a powerful commitment to women's equality and sexual autonomy. In articulating limits on the circumstances under which women can be said to 'consent' to sexual touching, however, the decision also restricts their autonomy--specifically, by denying them a voice in determining the norms that should govern their intimate relationships and sexual lives. In Implied Consent and Sexual Assault, Michael Plaxton argues that women should have the autonomy to decide whether, and under what circumstances, sexual touching can be appropriate in the absence of express consent. Though we should exercise caution before resurrecting a limited doctrine of implied consent in the sexual sphere, there are reasons to think that sexual assault law could accommodate it without undermining the sexual autonomy or equality rights of women. In reaching this conclusion, Plaxton challenges widespread beliefs about autonomy, consent, and the objectives underpinning the offence of sexual assault in Canada. Drawing upon a range of contemporary criminal law theorists and feminist scholars, Implied Consent and Sexual Assault reconsiders the nature of mutuality in a world dominated by gender norms, the proper scope of criminal law, and the true meaning of sexual autonomy."--
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1975-
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Plaxton, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sexual consent
  • Rape
  • Sex crimes
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Rape
  • Sex crimes
  • Sexual consent
  • Women
  • Canada
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Implied consent and sexual assault : intimate relationships, autonomy, and voice, Michael Plaxton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780773546202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908628660
Label
Implied consent and sexual assault : intimate relationships, autonomy, and voice, Michael Plaxton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780773546202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908628660

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