sexual assault

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sexual assault

noun crime, criminal action, crimiial activity, criminal offense, felony, illegal action, illegality, offense against the state, serious offense against law, sexxal abuse, sexual attack, sexual force, sexual injury
See also: rape
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Regardless of whether a guard sexualizes the act of the body search, a prisoner may experience it as a form of sexual violation.
Even before she is given the Erzulie statue or before she joins the sexual recovery group, Sophie copes with her sexual violation with religious imagery as she "mouthed the words to the Virgin Mother's Prayer" while being tested (84).
Under the new law, sexual violations of men, women and children by a man or a woman are recognised as an equally devastating injury to the victim's physical, psychological and sexual integrity.
Multiple copies were made of the four pages of the SAHAYOG study report which gave quotations from respondents describing experiences of sexual violations and abuse.
Sexual violation, like theft, was taken as proof of evil intent.
I worked with the stories of 70 lesbians and bisexual women about their sexual violation at the hands of another woman.
Rather than argue points, she links - her favorite word - disparate ideas by mere juxtaposition, forging connections that range from mildly intriguing (UFO sightings are linked with apocalyptic anxieties in our era and in the last fin de siecle) to bizarre (astronauts are linked with mainframe computers, witnesses to alien abductions with networked PCs) to obscene (the death of Christa McAuliffe in the Challenger explosion is linked with the perception of outer space as menacing and, finally, with the supposed sexual violation of female abductees).
Using the patterns of the blues, this language was often explicitly violent, sexy, and heartbreaking as it chronicled a complex story of the intergenerational impact of the sexual violation of black women.
The point of the sequence, I believe, is that the two are intimately connected, that the popularity and longevity of the Dracula legend may be explained by its covert representation of the simultaneous excitations and repulsions inherent in sexual violation.
Ambrose, De Abraham, I, 35) that all sexual violation is a sin and that what is not allowed to women is also not allowed to men.
15) The "fresh complaint" doctrine reflects the difficulty for women in making a valid claim; the myth that the truly virtuous woman would immediately complain of any sexual violation.
As a young girl Barnes was probably subjected to sexual violation at her father's behest.