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North Carolina Legislators: Change discriminating wording in rape legal definitions!

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In North Carolina the legal definition of rape is: VAGINAL intercourse with a person by FORCE and against the person's will (without consent). Due to this definition, men can not press charges of rape (their assault was not vaginal), and those who do not fight back against their rapist don't have a case (the rapist might not have needed to use force).

We all know that both men and women can be raped so why can't both men and women press charges for rape? We also know that it is not always wise for a victim to fight back, so why punish them for trying to stay safer in an already extremely terrifying and dangerous situation?



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