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Unformatted text preview: PHIL 140g 11/14/07 Rape A) Soble- 3 objections to Antioch B) Kittay- Contracts vs. Gifts Reminder: Class on Monday, no class Wed. Defining rape requires def consent Def consent requires def coercion Def coercion requires def threat Def threat requires def reasonable Def reasonable requires def conception of what pressures are permissible to place A) Antioch Policy : The only kinds of pressures that are permissible to place on another to agree to sex are those involved in asking verbally and explicitly for consent. Sobles criticisms: 1) Policy fails to respect autonomy of women On (1) : No means no. Its morally impermissible to treat a no as anything other than that in sexual contexts. Why? To do otherwise is to violate the following principle:- Morality requires us to assure that others are acting autonomously- Autonomous action= Action that 1. Accords with her conception of what is best to do and 2. Where shes un-hesitant about what is best to do Why would you think that no doesnt mean no?Why would you think that no doesnt mean no?...
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