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If a woman was forced into having sex while she was drunk, this generally constitutes as rape. But what if it was oral sex? Would it make a difference? It apparently does if you happen to live in the state of Oklahoma.

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According to The Guardian, an Oklahoma state appeals court sparked major outrage after a March ruling, declaring that “state law doesn’t criminalize oral sex with a victim who is completely unconscious.” The ruling comes after a 16-year-old girl was allegedly forced into performing oral sex on her 17-year-old classmate, after the two had been drinking and smoking marijuana in a Tulsa park.  

After prosecutors charged the boy with “forcible sodomy,” a lower court ruled that this particular crime “cannot occur where a victim is so intoxicated as to be completely unconscious at the time of the sexual act of oral copulation,” reported Think Progress. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals agreed.

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Apparently, current state laws recognize rape victims, who were drugged or unconscious, but only it if involved anal or vaginal penetration

Seriously, what kind of crap is that?

There are plenty of horrific things that an intoxicated woman — or man, for that matter — can be forced into doing that don’t involve penetration but should be equally criminalized. 

After the ruling put Oklahoma in a harsh spotlight, state Rep. Scott Biggs announced plans to rush a fix through the legislature, CNN reported. Biggs took to social media on Thursday to express his deepest regrets.

Hopefully he’s right. But in the meantime, how much longer must we wait before it is no longer okay for people to completely ignore the notion of sexual consent and get away with it because of some ass-backwards textbook definition rape?

What do you think of the Oklahoma court ruling?

  • 0% It's terrible, but I'm glad things look like they will be changing soon.
  • 0% It's too late for apologies from legislators. The injustice cannot be reversed.