What is sexual ethics?
Sexual ethics covers the range of acceptable to unacceptable sexual behaviour. Its goal is to provide a moral framework flexible enough to take into account the diversity of individual practices.
Sexual ethics promotes essential values to create and structure a minimum of community and social life and to save us from the violence of barbaric practices.
What is considered unacceptable
This word is modeled on "racism": Sexism means an attitude of discrimination based on gender, which denies the right to freedom and equality of a person. Sexism has the effect of limiting the development potential of individuals and discriminating the other sex.
This phenomenon is the same as racism insofar as it promotes the domination of one group over another. Heterosexism presupposes the superiority of heterosexual relationships and people over non-heterosexuals, namely, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer (LGBTQ).
Acts of sexual harassment are linked to relationships of power and authority in order to obtain sexual favors. Repeated harassing behavior psychologically weakens the victim.
Harassing behavior can take three forms, namely :
1. Non-verbal form: looks, whistles, photos, small presents, threatening letters, etc.
2. Verbal form: jokes, remarks or the asking of intimate questions, dating requests, phone calls, rumors and threats, sexual propositions, etc.
3. The physical form: rubbing, patting, unacceptable touching , fondling, kissing, lifting of clothes, etc.).
Sexual harassment creates an atmosphere of discomfort and sometimes fear. When it is at work, it may have direct consequences such as dismissal or disciplinary action.
This includes unwelcome or coerced forms of touching or sexual contact. The term sexual abuse can also be used when one is forced to watch juvenile pornography, encouraged to observe live sex acts or made to watch pornographic movies. We also talk about sexual abuse when there are requests of sex in exchange for a favor or advantage. For the victims, there is always a "before" and an "after" the abuse.
Sexual assault is RAPE. A person is raped when coerced in to a sex act by force. The definition of rape or sexual aggression may be more or less wide depending on the country. Hence the name of rape or sexual assault.
Myths About rape
1. . A number of myths promote the idea that women, men and LGBTQ often falsely accuse assailants of rape.
2. Another myth claims that the victims (women, men, LGBTQ) said "No when they really meant" yes "; that violence is sexually exciting for the victims and that they could have resisted if they really did not consent.
3. A Persistent myth : The pysical reaction of the body of the victim demonstrates that the victim is enjoying the act. Wrong, this is purely a mechanical reaction to stimulation.
4. Finally, it is believed that the victim deserved, led on, or attracted rape because of their clothing, attitude and associations.
Rape and the international position
In 2001, the International Criminal Tribunal for the first time condemned and qualified rape as a crime against humanity. In 2008, a resolution of the UN Security Council defined rape as a "Weapon of war".