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“Stealthing” and the law: Is it sexual assault?

Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 9:13 AM | By Chris Young

“Stealthing” is the new sexual assault — a crime by any other name, say Canadian lawyers — that adds another twist to current issues of consent in cases of sexual violence.

The practice — not rape, but “rape-adjacent”, as one victim put it — refers to partners who during consensual sex with a condom surreptitiously remove the prophylactic, or cause it to be removed.

Alexandra Brodsky’s report in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law last month attracted international attention and headlines for its novelty and in...