tkark asked you:
im just wondering, if a salesman asks me to buy his product and I keep saying no but he is like “are you sure”, “why not” blah blah so I eventually give up, is it still theft?
Gee, you have totally stumped me with your incredibly accurate and not at all dehumanizing analogy in which you compare rape to theft!
Let’s think about this reasonably.
Do you live in a culture that teaches you that only cheap assholes won’t buy products, and you are going to be shamed for not wanting this product? (Keep in mind though that only gluttonous hoarders actually do buy products, so you def don’t wanna do that, right?). Do salesman systematically oppress you, and is society set up so that you are conditioned to find it difficult to refuse their products? Is there a chance that if you keep saying no, the salesman is going to hurt you physically? If there is, perhaps you will eventually just say yes because you are afraid that might happen.
Is this salesman perhaps your friend, or your boyfriend, and you will be manipulated or emotionally punished if you don’t buy from him?
Does the law recognize that the use of coercive tactics to sell products is illegal?
Do any of these conditions exist?
If they do, I will fucking lead the campaign to make upselling and pushy sales tactics illegal.
Otherwise, kindly crawl back under whatever rock you came from, and please try to avoid interacting with others since you clearly don’t know what consent means and seem like a potential rapist. Insufferable prick.
*Salespeople and rapists both come in all genders. I was just going with this bullshit analogy.