Title

Sexual Politics in Intimate Relationships: Sexual Coercion and Harassment

Department/School

Justice and Society Studies

Date

1-1-2016

Document Type

Book Chapter

Keywords

political sociology

DOI

https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203963081-61

Abstract

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."

Citation/Other Information

Waldner, Lisa K. 2016. “Sexual Politics in Intimate Relationships: Sexual Coercion and Harassment” pp. 313-322 in The New Sexuality Studies Reader, (3rd Edition) edited by S. Seidman and N. Fisher. New York: Routledge.

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