Change of pace from the usual. The following is the formal version of an argument I’ve been making for a while, which I originally posted here. It’s about whether adults can consent to sex while under the “influence” of alcohol. The topic seems to come up often enough when dealing with serial infantilizers of women like Feminists and SJW‘s, so I thought I would keep it handy at an easily retrievable location, for future use. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments about my argument, please post them below. You can help me make it better.
Anyhow, without further ado, the argument:
- Premise 1: When you knowingly & voluntary consume alcohol, you are agreeing to expose yourself to its effects. Loss of inhibition, reaction speed, and short-term memory, among other things.
- Premise 2: A blackout isn’t a loss of consciousness, nor an indicator of extreme intoxication.
- Premise 3: The inability to recollect your own actions does not mean you are unaccountable for those actions.
- Inference 1: Per P1, you are responsible for any behavior you may engage in while under the influence of voluntarily consumed alcohol, to include operating a motor vehicle, or consenting to and having sex.
- Inference 2: Per P2, and P3, blacking out doesn’t mean the consent that you gave was void.
- Conclusion: The sex that you consented to and had while drunk, even if you can’t remember any of it, isn’t rape.
– Jack The “Rape Apologist”