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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 11 months ago

What’s the difference between sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape?

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago
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    Sexual abuse implies someone being in a position of authority over the victim abusing their power for the purpose of sexual contact. Sexual assault is an assault to get the victim to submit to rape but has not gone as far as penetration, like ripping off someone's clothes to try and rape them, or force them in a position to rape them but did not progress to the actual rape. Basically an unsuccessful rape attempt. Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual advances either through words or fondling the victim. Rape is actual penetration with the genitals or an object.

    • Clive
      Lv 7
      11 months agoReport

      Wrong. It depends on what the actual law says. And it defines different things in different countries and states.

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  • 11 months ago

    Abuse is normally in a domestic situation, and is generally defined as continuous over time. Assault is usually a single incidence, but would be the same types of things as would constitute abuse, just not with the repeated pattern. Harassment is generally in the workplace or in a public place and does not involve violence. Rape is forcible penetration. It is a form of sexual assault.

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  • 11 months ago

    You are right sir

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