Mind Rape is Still Rape Episode Notes

August 27, 2019

Episode Notes

Trigger warning: discussion of rape, assault and medical assault.

Becca and Ryan discuss how Star Trek handles the stories of physical and psychic assault on Deanna Troi, Seven of Nine, and T’Pol, with widely varying degrees of success. We look at The Next Generation episode “Violations,” (S5:E12), Voyager episode “Retrospect,” (S4:E17), and Enterprise episode “Fusion,” (S1:E17).

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673.


Tolaris stands way too close to T'Pol

RAINN: The Nation’s Largest Anti-Sexual Violence Organization


Please enjoy Picard's wig in Beverly's flashback

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TNG "Violations"

Violations Memory Alpha

Violations Trailer

Voyager "Retrospect"

Retrospect on Memory Alpha

Retrospect Trailer 

Enterprise "Fusion"

Fusion on Memory Alpha

Fusion Trailer

“False Memory Syndrome”

Stop Calling it "False Memory Syndrome"

Wikipedia: False Memory Syndrome

Low incidence of False Rape Accusations

Almost No One Is Falsely Accused of Rape

False Allegations of Sexual Assualt: An Analysis of Ten Years of Reported Cases

Wikipedia: False Accusations of Rape

Pelvic Exams Routine on Unconscious Women

Medical Students Regularly Practice Pelvic Exams on Unconscious Patients. Should They?

Snopes: Despite widespread condemnation of the practice, performing pelvic exams on unconscious women for medical training, without explicit consent, is legal in 45 states.

Med Students Are Doing Vaginal Exams on Unconscious, Non-Consenting Patients (VICE June 2019) 

Tort Law 

Operating on the wrong ear is assault and battery

"If an operation is performed on a patient without that patient's consent, and the circumstances were not such as to justify its performance without consent, that operation constitutes an assault and battery." Holding summary via Wikipedia.

"every person has a right to complete immunity of his person from physical interference of others, except in so far as contact may be necessary under the general doctrine of privilege; and any unauthorized touching of the person of another, except it be in the spirit of pleasantry, constitutes an assault and battery." Mohr v. Williams, 104 N.W. 12 (Minn. 1905)

retrospect.jpgSeven of Nine remembers her assault

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