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CPSY 621 – Sexuality - Ghomeshi rape case - I believe the judge made the right decision, the witnesses were not credible - The public needs to realize that people rarely “act” rationally during or after a traumatic incident. The brain often kicks into survival mode at this point and although most people talk about ‘flight or fight’ a very common response to traumatic events, emergencies, and other dire situations us to freeze to shut down - Many reasons that survivors of sexual assault do not act the way people think they should - The public needs to accept that you can rarely determine what happened to someone based on their demeanour or behaviour’s either during or after an alleged trauma - Human condition – as a counter intuitive as all this may seem, my mantra, as a psychologist has long been: “the irrational always has a rational explanation” - We don’t know the rape percentage - Sadomasochism—on the exam “sexual sadist are people with psychological problems” - Every single story cam after the Ghomeshi story broke Articles to read - Judge robin camp (didn’t do a horrible thing) resigns from bench—Canadian press--- “judge asked her about the scenery about how she had sex if her jeans where on” - Judge acquits taxi driver of sexual assault – Ashley csanady—on the exam o Can someone who is drink consent to sex – Yes! check the level of intoxication, of intoxication after the level you can’t consent ---black out drink versus back out are two different things o Rape is not when someone has sex with someone who is black out drunk o Al-warya judge le man o Taxi – 10 minute after being hailed – found stopped in the south end of the city- not appropriate direction –11 minutes’ difference o Driver showing her undergarments between the seats, while the victim was in the back seat unconscious o He had his pants undone o Judge believe that any reasonable person would believe driver was engaging or about to engage in sexual activity with a women incapable of consenting o

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