…r the United States descended on Kansas to convince its residents to extend the franchise to women. The state’s Republicans, however, sought to undermine the potential alliance between women’s suffrage leaders and former abolitionists by pitting them against each other, prompting a lasting rift. And echoes of the anti-suffrage campaign, which characterized suffragists as bitter spinsters disru…
…opped respecting their desires. The sexual assault took place long before the sex act itself began. The assault started the moment an opportunist heard or saw a “no” and decided they’d try and turn it into a “fine”.
… their life to be coerced. Sometimes coercion is annoyance and brow-beating and relentless demands. And yes, sometimes a person who does not want to have sex just…gives in, and lets the sex happen, because they know it’s the only way they will get out of the situation with ease.
…arly described physical distress. Any one of these behaviors would be a massive problem on its own. Taken together, it’s clear he was embarking on a long, effortful process of wearing someone down until he leeched a bit of gratification out of them.