gehayi: (stunned Ed and Al (chaoticdraconis))
gehayi ([personal profile] gehayi) wrote in [personal profile] melannen 2017-03-18 02:28 am (UTC)

Which one of those would apply to "illegally sold as a slave to a man who expects you to warm his bed but never actually makes the threats implicit in the slavery status explicit as long as you go with it"?

Well, "illegally sold as a slave" does encompass kidnapping. And unless you're talking about a BDSM slave who has a contract and limits and who can walk out of the situation with zero repercussions, which we're obviously not, given the whole "illegally sold" thing...well, a REAL slave, by definition, can't consent to sex with their owner. Even if a real slave rebels, the owner can always do something worse to them or to someone they care about as punishment, and the slave knows it. That sounds a lot like forcible compulsion--or duress--to me.

So I'd say that the situation of your friend in a book is rape in both the first and the second degrees. (PLEASE tell me that this isn't the protagonist you're talking about.)

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