I'm not going to directly link or quote the more misogynist follow-up blog posts. If you're really interested, there are follow-up posts at Above the Law and Women's Space. But the arguments can pretty much be summed up as follows:
- Of course it's not rape! As long as you're not physically violent, it doesn't matter if your partner would want to have sex absent the fraud--anything goes.
- Employing fraud for the purposes of getting laid is a natural, unavoidable practice.
- Fraud is part of the "thrill of the chase." If everyone were honest, dating would be a lot less fun.
- But women do it too--they hath one face, and make themselves another! Because wearing makeup and a push-up bra is totally the same thing as saying you're not HIV-positive!
- If we outlaw fraud for the purposes of getting sex, we must outlaw similar torts for the purposes of refusing sex, like giving someone a fake phone number.
- This is just the government sticking its nose into your bedroom again.
- This is really anti-feminist, because it assumes women don't have the capacity or responsibility to take care of themselves.
- They're just ugly/man-hating/jealous that nobody wants to sleep with them.
- If we didn't accept this, nobody would ever get laid!