View Full Version : Is father-daughter incest always rape?

09-24-2009, 09:50 AM
You've likely read the tabloid reports or watched the explosive footage on TV: On Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey aired an exclusive interview with Mackenzie Phillips in which the "One Day at a Time" star reveals that her father raped her. She says John Phillips, the deceased cofounder of the Mamas and Papas, first sexually assaulted her on the eve of her wedding at the age of 19. In the years that followed, she described waking up many times "after drug-fueled events with my pants around my ankles and my father sleeping beside me." Eventually, she said, the rape turned into a consensual relationship. Several feminist bloggers have responded in disbelief.

A couple of things are clear: The blackout incidents Mackenzie describes are clearly rape, and the concept of transitioning from repeated sexual assaults to a consensual sexual relationship with one's attacker -- regardless of whether they are a close relative -- is a a psychologically thorny one that she rightfully compares to "Stockholm syndrome, where you begin to love your captor." But the larger question Mackenzie's story raises is whether it's ever possible for father-daughter incest to be consensual when both parties are adults.


09-24-2009, 04:49 PM
Mackenzie Phillips claims her rock legend father, John Phillips, might have impregnated her.

The former child star and daughter of the front man of the '60s super group The Mamas and the Papas discusses the possibility in her new memoir, "High on Arrival," and talked about it on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."


09-24-2009, 05:57 PM
only if shes ugly

Pandarilla 72
09-26-2009, 04:13 AM

Pffft! Why Tha-That's Ridiculous...That's simply a case of good "planned parenthood"