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  •  Making you get exams against your will, coercing (4+ / 0-)
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    martydd, TiaRachel, Leftleaner, qofdisks

    you with the threat of jail or fines, so that you have to hold still for an ultrasound wand to be shoved into your vagina is Rape by Instrumentation.

    threatening to put your personal information up on websites to stigmatize you as a slut who had an abortion, is basically putting the welcome mat out for any other citizen to verbally or physically abuse you--to punish you for your wanton carnality.

    Stigmatizing women who use birth control, or who have sex before marriage, calling them sluts and whores, and accusing them of pulling trains [ala Flush Limpburger] facilitates "Righteous" anger against women in general that also do these things or are otherwise alleged to have done them, also opening their lives up to all sorts of retaliation, including but not limited to, social stigma, verbal abuse, physical abuse, even the loss of a job.

    You don't have to actually "penetrate" a woman to traumatize her. You only have to threaten to do it, while the rest of the audience stands idly by, making sure she knows that the normal legal and social protections offered to "good girls" will not be in play for her.

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