Sexual Politics in Intimate Relationships: Sexual Coercion and Harassment
Justice and Society Studies
Todd meets Jan at a party and flirts while playing a drinking game. He is feeling the effects of too much alcohol and lies down in an adjacent bedroom. Jan enters and begins kissing him and taking off his clothes. Todd does not want to have sex with Jan. Besides feeling sick, he has a steady girlfriend. However, he lets Jan unzip his pants and has sex with her because he can hear his friends cheering him on from the living room. To leave without having sex would have meant losing face with his friends and enduring taunts of "pussy" and "fag."