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    desert rain, trumpeter

    The "anti-pregnancy rape venom" theory is completely wacky, but I honestly don't think that's what he believes.  I think he believes that there's no pregnancy without orgasm, and a woman who gets pregnant must have enjoyed the sex.  Ergo, if she got pregnant, it couldn't have been rape.  And a shockingly large number of people believe this.  I think that "the body has ways" nonsense was a round-about way of stating the "orgasm theory" of conception.  I think it's straight-up misogyny, not scientific ignorance.

    Thought is only a flash in the middle of a long night, but the flash that means everything - Henri Poincaré

    by milton333 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 01:47:02 PM PDT

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