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It’s cool for one person, but not for the other

Participant 1: The thing about it is that it's cool for one person, but not for the other. Like [...], he might say that "she agreed," or something; then it's the fight between the two. [...] Like, he might think it's not rape, but I think it's rape. Like, how do you fight that?
Participant 2: But that's how it normally is. That's how the cases are.


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