Leads to an interesting discussion on consent, consciousness, and the concept of self. When taken philosophically, and open-mindedly, it may take some hard arguing to get out. I am interested in everyone’s thoughts.
For your ease into the discussion, these are the last two interactions between self and OP:
ME: Hmm, amnesia =/= consent either. I hear your point, and it’s granted,
I can see the male’s side, but there is a female side as well, and rape ruins lives. However, if consent was given under the influence, then that it one thing. I see a difficulty in proving that if she did not remember. I, again, agree assuming based on that reality alone, is neither OK.
I can not imagine a person having not desired the act, thereafter. Remembered or not, it’s painful.
I’m still slightly torn on something though. Doesn’t the man have the ability to say no as well? I’m unsure why the man doesn’t carry at least some responsibility in this discussion. Especially if she is overly intoxicated, and him not.
Am I making sense? Or going in circles? Do tell, I-m honestly trying to wrestle with this.
OP: I don’t think so. If the man doesn’t consider himself raped, there isn’t an issue if he consumes too much alcohol. If he consents to it, then he consents to it.
Now the man who had sex with the girl? Same thing. They both /could/ say no, but why should they? It’s a consenting act.
My tip is to just not be shit-faced drunk in the first place.