I just purchased the book, and already I've got concerns.
Sexual assault is a serious crime, it wrecks people. It needs to be addressed, it needs to be stopped. Women who have been sexually assaulted need to be ministered to with the utmost of love and care.
when the definition of "sexual assault" is so broadened to the point where anything qualifies, the term becomes meaningless.
Those people who have been sexually assaulted - it undermines the seriousness of what they truly have been subjected to.
I have a friend who was "gang-raped" when she was 12 years old. She had a child as a result. She is affected to this day. That qualifies and it is REAL.
When I was a pre-teen, I was "pantsed" by a neighbor boy. We were in a field (I think pulling weeds in a bean field or something of the sort) and he was messing around and grabbed my shorts and yanked them down around my ankles, underwear and all. Under this broad definition, that qualifies.
Please, don't undermine the reality of my friend's pain, but telling me that a childhood prank was "sexual assault."