This iconic V-J Day sailor-kissing-girl photo captures a sexual assault in progress

This iconic sailor-kissing-girl photo captures a sexual assault in progress

A person on Google+ takes issue with my description of Donald Trump’s behavior as sexual assault, pointing to this historical photo of a man who grabbed a woman and kissed her.

My first reaction: No, that’s not sexual assault because she gave permission. The permission was given after the fact, but that’s how it works. I remembered reading interviews with the couple in question, and she said she was into it, even though she didn’t expect it. So: Not sexual assault.

Then I went to this article. Turns out she wasn’t into it. She didn’t like it at all.

So, yup, that’s sexual assault all right.

(Maureen Callahan, The New York Post)