Got it. Thank you for explaining, Gillian! I’ve found several of your articles informative and excellent reads.

As an aside, I almost wonder if, in general, our culture should use rape as a standalone term. And sexual assault for other forms of inappropriate or violent touching. So, when rape happens, to call it rape and not sexual assault. And when rape doesn’t occur, to call it sexual assault. To me, lumping rape in with that can create cause for confusion…or potential for downplaying and misconstruing things (as our culture loves to do with regards to violence towards women).

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