Used to be when I said that I was joking. Nowadays I’m mostly not. Mostly.
We are rapidly reaching the point where there’s nothing a woman can do for a man in the bedroom that justifies the risk of what she can do to him in the courtroom later.
Consider the following exchange (the left hand side–ignore the wisecracks on the right side. Or not. There’s a bit of dark humor to be found there).
So, a man can meet a woman, have every reason to believe he has her consent, have sex, and then later she can retroactively remove that consent making the act retroactively raped. Called out explicitly:
Fortunately, for the moment, this position is not a legal one, but law generally follows culture. Let this attitude become general to the point where people start electing lawmakers with that view, and the laws will follow.
And a certain segment of the population is trying to make it that way, and suggesting fabricating evidence to make things “work” that way even though the law does not:
And it only works one way. Only the man is adjudged guilty, never the woman as in the following:
“Women cannot rape”. Which explains:
Both of them were drunk. Only one of them was able to be the rapist and only one of them was able to be the victim.
Some people have suggested that limiting ones sexual encounters to within marriage. Well, that might improve ones odds somewhat but in the end it’s still a gamble. First off, “marital rape” is a thing:
And all of the above items including retroactive withdrawal of consent can be applied.
You might say that your wife (and it’s you husbands this is directed to because…have you read this far?) would never do anything like that. And you may be right. But the divorce courts are full of men who never thought their wives would “do something like that”. (And, yes, they’re also full of women who never thought their husbands would do something like that either, but the women generally don’t have to worry that their husbands will add rape charges to the issue. And women initiate divorces more than men.)
So…sexbots. they’re going to be big.