## fight flight freeze/tonic immobility feed or fuck
**1) can consent be revoked after the fact?** – I say yes, because there are varying levels of awareness during the event. And if he took unnegotiated advantage, then it might take awhile for awareness to return fully so she knew what had occurred.
**2) why would a victim stay in the relationship?** Because she has ambiguous feelings. Because she’s new and doesn’t understand fully how this was wrong. Because she feels coerced. Because there are other things to consider, besides her safety. It’s common for victims to take time and effort to exit a toxic relationship.
## it in no way implies consent!!
**3) in what way would a rope bunny be unable to fully understand what was occuring immediately?** Because she is spacey, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or dissociates due to the trauma.
## …pro sources
Bottom line, their brain is not functioning at full capacity.
primary stress organs of brain –
[amygdala][http://neuroscience.uth.tmc.edu/s4/chapter06.html] intense emotion -aggression and fear
[hypocampus][http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/hippocampus] long term memory- facts and events processing
pregnancy and post partum
Her hormones surge as her body undergoes a massive physical transformation, and the changes don’t end there. A study published Monday in Nature Neuroscience reveals that during pregnancy women undergo significant brain remodeling that persists for at least two years after birth.
the trials of youth –
The eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, respectively, affect 0.5 percent and 2-3 percent of women over their lifetime. The most common age of onset is between 12-25. Although much more common in females, 10 percent of cases detected are in males.
[addictions – binging][https://www.samhsa.gov/specific-populations/age-gender-based]
Youth transitioning into adulthood have some of the highest rates of alcohol and substance abuse. For instance, rates of binge drinking (drinking five or more drinks on a single occasion) in 2014 were:
28.5% for people ages 18 to 20
43.3% for people ages 21 to 25
[alcohol][http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/alcoholism4.htm] affects the neurotransmittors
Nitrates: Cyclohexyl nitrite, isoamyl (amyl) nitrite, isobutyl (butyl) nitrite; sold under the name of “poppers,” or found in certain room deodorizing sprays.
Inhalant abuse can damage areas of the brain involved in cognitive functions and produce symptoms ranging from mild impairment to dementia. Inhalant abuse can also damage brain areas responsible for movement and vision.
Permanent hearing loss and irreversible damage to nerves throughout the body can occur from using inhalants. Inhalants can cause hepatitis, liver failure, and muscle weakness. They also interfere with the production of red blood cells, which can result in a life-threatening condition known as aplastic anemia. A condition called “sudden sniffing death” may occur when inhaled fumes replace oxygen in the lungs and brain and cause suffocation. Finally, inhalants can interfere with heart rhythm, leading to a heart attack. This can occur from a single session of repeated inhalant use.
[eating disorders][http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/articles/anorexia-and-brain-imaging] affects neurotransmittors- serotonin and dopamine
adrenaline leads to aggression – fight [HPA axis and amygdala][https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/understanding-the-stress-response]
anxiety leads to fear – flight [panic][https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-happens-in-the-brain-when-we-experience/]
feel good leads to orgasm – [brain changes][http://www.medicaldaily.com/brain-sex-how-brain-functions-during-orgasm-274052] including areas of reason and executive decision making
but if neither is poss, then TI onset – dissociative state – freeze
animalistic response that humans have as well esp studied in rape trauma and extreme environ disasters. PTSD studies also.
It requires terror and dread, it only requires **the appearance** of threat to be activated.
Severely diminishes abilities to act, speak, rendered unconscious/faint…
[human freeze response][https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2489204/]
[trauma and freeze response][https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/201507/trauma-and-the-freeze-response-good-bad-or-both]
[human tonic immobility][https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19170102]