The month of April marks alcohol awareness month as well as sexual assault awareness month and prevention. Below is a realistic scenario that could happen anytime, anywhere, and regardless of gender and or sex roles in a relationship. Take the time to read the scenario and respond to one of the discussion questions below.
Lee and Liana are at the beach with a group of friends. They’ve been there for a
few hours and everyone has been drinking since the late afternoon.
Lee keeps topping up Liana’s drink saying “Come on, drink up it’ll make you feel
great”. Liana doesn’t know about ‘feeling great’. All she is starting to feel is pretty
Lee grabs Liana’s hands and says ‘come for a walk with me’. Liana shakes her
head. She doesn’t think she will be able to walk straight or see where she is
going. Once again Lee insists. ‘Come on, it will do you good to walk it off’.
Eventually Liana goes off for a walk with Lee.
Minutes later when they are out of sight of their friends, Lee pulls Liana to the
ground and kisses her. Lee begins to pull at her clothes trying to open her shirt
and touching her breasts. Liana tries to push Lee off but she can’t get her arms
to work properly. She starts to cry but she doesn’t say anything. She feels sick
and just wants Lee to leave her alone.
1. Does Lee ask for Liana’s consent to sexual activity? If yes, what words or
actions does Lee use? Is this a clear way of asking for consent? Why or why
2. Does Liana give her consent to sexual activity? What words or actions does
Liana use to indicate consent or non-consent? Is this a clear response? Why
or why not?
3. Does Lee respect Liana’s sexual rights? If yes, in what way? If no, what rights
does Lee abuse?
4. Do both individuals behave respectfully towards each other? Why do you
5. How might each person feel in this situation?
Lee has no right to touch Liana in any sexual way. Lee purposely got Liana drunk so that she could take advantage of her. But legally in the Court Of Law Liana would be just as guilty for being drunk. She couldve said no.
Lee did not respect liana’s sexual rights because he didnt even ask her he took advantage of her because she was drunk and did it anyway.Yes lee abused because even though she couldnt move and let him no she didnt wanna have sex he still did it without asking.
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