Resubmission: Equality in Rape Law

Proposer
Autumn-Leah
State

Rejected

Vote Score

1

Age

184 days


@Autumn-Leah edited gender-equality.md - 6 months ago

Egalitarianism

It is our view that all polices regarding gender equality, especially when serving only a certain segment of the population rather than all (such as a policy applicable only to women or men), must ultimately serve an egalitarian end goal.

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It is our view that all polices regarding gender equality, especially when serving only a certain segment of the population rather than all (such as a policy applicable only to women or men), must ultimately serve an egalitarian end goal.

Rape Law

+ +Currently, UK rape legislation specifies PIV sex with a male perpetrator, or female or male perpetrator committing an act of non-consensual penetration. All other crimes commonly considered rape in society are dealt with under sexual assault due to its broad definition. We believe that this discriminates against LGBTQ+ people and the male sex (and those who otherwise posses a penis) in an unjustified manner, and thus seek to reform it. Under new legislation, we will have it encompass oral sex, PIV, all common forms of sex that can be performed by 2 women, all common forms of sex that can be performed by two men, and forced envelopment (female on male rape), with the condition that all of the previously mentioned are non consensual under the terms of consent currently set out in rape law, which we would preserve. + +We would also conduct or commission a review of all existing help both governmental and otherwise for victims of rape under the new definition, and the act on the deficiencies and discrimination, or lack thereof, found in the resulting study. +

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Autumn-Leah

@Autumn-Leah - 6 months ago

Because the last debate died out due to people not doing their own research properly and raising frivolous wording concerns I've resubmitted this proposal. Top tip, don't just check stuff via your profile, actually go through and see if any of the old debates have updated, I've had too many times where a proposal has been hotly debated, they make a point and vote against, I make a point, and then because they've voted and it doesn't show up on their profile, I never get a response. Anyways, enough of my greivances, here's what you need to look at:

Sexual Offences Act 2003 - htm format: http://legislation.data.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/42/data.htm?wrap=true

Sexual Offences Act 2003 - Rape: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/42/section/1

Sexual Offences Act 2003 Explanatory Notes: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/42/notes/division/5/1/1

Law students and lawyers saying the same thing I am: http://www.keepcalmtalklaw.co.uk/gendered-legislation-critiquing-the-sexual-offences-act-2003/

Now if people seeing this bother to do their own research or just read the provided sources, you'll see that this is a good policy.

@Autumn-Leah edited gender-equality.md - 6 months ago

Egalitarianism

It is our view that all polices regarding gender equality, especially when serving only a certain segment of the population rather than all (such as a policy applicable only to women or men), must ultimately serve an egalitarian end goal.

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It is our view that all polices regarding gender equality, especially when serving only a certain segment of the population rather than all (such as a policy applicable only to women or men), must ultimately serve an egalitarian end goal.

Rape Law

Currently, UK rape legislation specifies PIV sex with a male perpetrator, or female or male perpetrator committing an act of non-consensual penetration. All other crimes commonly considered rape in society are dealt with under sexual assault due to its broad definition. We believe that this discriminates against LGBTQ+ people and the male sex (and those who otherwise posses a penis) in an unjustified manner, and thus seek to reform it. Under new legislation, we will have it encompass oral sex, PIV, all common forms of sex that can be performed by 2 women, all common forms of sex that can be performed by two men, and forced envelopment (female on male rape), with the condition that all of the previously mentioned are non consensual under the terms of consent currently set out in rape law, which we would preserve. + +We would also conduct or commission a review of all existing help both governmental and otherwise for victims of rape under the new definition, and the act on the deficiencies and discrimination, or lack thereof, found in the resulting study. +

@Autumn-Leah edited gender-equality.md - 6 months ago

Egalitarianism

It is our view that all polices regarding gender equality, especially when serving only a certain segment of the population rather than all (such as a policy applicable only to women or men), must ultimately serve an egalitarian end goal.

No newline at end of file

It is our view that all polices regarding gender equality, especially when serving only a certain segment of the population rather than all (such as a policy applicable only to women or men), must ultimately serve an egalitarian end goal.

Rape Law

Currently, UK rape legislation specifies PIV sex with a male perpetrator, or female or male perpetrator committing an act of non-consensual penetration. All other crimes commonly considered rape in society are dealt with under sexual assault due to its broad definition. We believe that this discriminates against LGBTQ+ people and the male sex (and those who otherwise posses a penis) in an unjustified manner, and thus seek to reform it. Under new legislation, we will have it encompass oral sex, PIV, all common forms of sex that can be performed by 2 women, all common forms of sex that can be performed by two men, and forced envelopment (female on male rape), with the condition that all of the previously mentioned are non consensual under the terms of consent currently set out in rape law, which we would preserve.

We would also conduct or commission a review of all existing help both governmental and otherwise for victims of rape under the new definition, and the act on the deficiencies and discrimination, or lack thereof, found in the resulting study.

Floppy

@Floppy - 6 months ago

Thanks for resubmitting, and adding those references @Autumn-Leah. I do need to implement your suggestion of showing people what's been updated since their last visit, too - sorry it's taking a while!

@Autumn-Leah edited gender-equality.md - 6 months ago

Egalitarianism

It is our view that all polices regarding gender equality, especially when serving only a certain segment of the population rather than all (such as a policy applicable only to women or men), must ultimately serve an egalitarian end goal.

No newline at end of file

It is our view that all polices regarding gender equality, especially when serving only a certain segment of the population rather than all (such as a policy applicable only to women or men), must ultimately serve an egalitarian end goal.

Rape Law

Currently, UK rape legislation specifies PIV (penis-in-vagina) sex with a male perpetrator, or female or male perpetrator committing an act of non-consensual penetration. All other crimes commonly considered rape in society are dealt with under sexual assault due to its broad definition. We believe that this discriminates against LGBTQ+ people and the male sex (and those who otherwise posses a penis) in an unjustified manner, and thus seek to reform it. Under new legislation, we will have it encompass oral sex, PIV, all common forms of sex that can be performed by 2 women, all common forms of sex that can be performed by two men, and forced envelopment (female on male rape), with the condition that all of the previously mentioned are non consensual under the terms of consent currently set out in rape law, which we would preserve.

We would also conduct or commission a review of all existing help both governmental and otherwise for victims of rape under the new definition, and the act on the deficiencies and discrimination, or lack thereof, found in the resulting study.

@Autumn-Leah edited gender-equality.md - 6 months ago

Egalitarianism

It is our view that all polices regarding gender equality, especially when serving only a certain segment of the population rather than all (such as a policy applicable only to women or men), must ultimately serve an egalitarian end goal.

No newline at end of file

It is our view that all polices regarding gender equality, especially when serving only a certain segment of the population rather than all (such as a policy applicable only to women or men), must ultimately serve an egalitarian end goal.

Rape Law

Currently, UK rape legislation [^sexual-offences-act-2003] specifies PIV (penis-in-vagina) sex with a male perpetrator, or female or male perpetrator committing an act of non-consensual penetration. [^SOA2003-analysis] [^SOA2003-notes] All other crimes commonly considered rape in society are dealt with under sexual assault due to its broad definition. We believe that this discriminates against LGBTQ+ people and the male sex (and those who otherwise posses a penis) in an unjustified manner, and thus seek to reform it. Under new legislation, we will have it encompass oral sex, PIV, all common forms of sex that can be performed by 2 women, all common forms of sex that can be performed by two men, and forced envelopment (female on male rape), with the condition that all of the previously mentioned are non consensual under the terms of consent currently set out in rape law, which we would preserve.

We would also conduct or commission a review of all existing help both governmental and otherwise for victims of rape under the new definition, and the act on the deficiencies and discrimination, or lack thereof, found in the resulting study.

[^sexual-offences-act-2003]:Sexual Offences Act 2003 - Rape: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/42/section/1

[^SOA2003-notes]:Sexual Offences Act 2003 Explanatory Notes: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/42/notes/division/5/1/1

[^SOA2003-analysis]:Lawyers explaining the gendered nature of the law: http://www.keepcalmtalklaw.co.uk/gendered-legislation-critiquing-the-sexual-offences-act-2003/

@Autumn-Leah edited gender-equality.md - 6 months ago

Egalitarianism

It is our view that all polices regarding gender equality, especially when serving only a certain segment of the population rather than all (such as a policy applicable only to women or men), must ultimately serve an egalitarian end goal.

No newline at end of file

It is our view that all polices regarding gender equality, especially when serving only a certain segment of the population rather than all (such as a policy applicable only to women or men), must ultimately serve an egalitarian end goal.

Rape and Sexual Offenses Law

Currently, UK rape legislation [^sexual-offences-act-2003] specifies PIV (penis-in-vagina) sex with a male perpetrator, or female or male perpetrator committing an act of non-consensual penetration. [^SOA2003-analysis] [^SOA2003-notes] All other crimes commonly considered rape in society are dealt with under sexual assault due to its broad definition. We believe that this discriminates against LGBTQ+ people and the male sex (and those who otherwise posses a penis) in an unjustified manner, and thus seek to reform it. Under new legislation, we will have it encompass oral sex, PIV, all common forms of sex that can be performed by 2 women, all common forms of sex that can be performed by two men, and forced envelopment (female on male rape), with the condition that all of the previously mentioned are non consensual under the terms of consent currently set out in rape law, which we would preserve.

We would also conduct or commission a review of all existing help both governmental and otherwise for victims of rape under the new definition, and the act on the deficiencies and discrimination, or lack thereof, found in the resulting study.

Additionally, we would conduct a review of all currently existing sexual assault, rape, and sexual harrasment, legislation to ensure the gender, sex, gender identity, or gender reassignement status, is not a barrier to being prosecuted for a sexual offence, as the sex of the perpetrator is currently known to be.

[^sexual-offences-act-2003]:Sexual Offences Act 2003 - Rape: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/42/section/1

[^SOA2003-notes]:Sexual Offences Act 2003 Explanatory Notes: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/42/notes/division/5/1/1

[^SOA2003-analysis]:Lawyers explaining the gendered nature of the law: http://www.keepcalmtalklaw.co.uk/gendered-legislation-critiquing-the-sexual-offences-act-2003/

Floppy

@Floppy - 6 months ago

This seems reasonable to me; I'd consider rape to be any forced sexual activity.

Vote: ✅

Floppy

@Floppy - 6 months ago

Oh, one thought: does this not fit better in the Crime & Justice page? I'd say this is more a criminal law thing than a promotion-of-equality thing. I don't mind either way, it just occurred to me is all :)

We can easily move it later if that's the right thing to do, so if you're voting, don't let that put you off!

RobertWootton

@RobertWootton - 4 months ago

Until I read through the amendments, I did not know what PIV stood for but although I have heard of LGBT, I do not know what the Q+ means in the term LGBTQ+.

openpolitics-bot

@openpolitics-bot - 3 months ago

Closed automatically: maximum age exceeded. Please feel free to resubmit this as a new proposal, but remember you will need to base any new proposal on the current policy text.