I think the only thing needed to be said here is, if you would forget it the next day, would you want to be beaten and/or raped?
Already considered this when I thought up the thread, since the question had virtually no practical meaning. I imagined it in case of a person that has no short-term memory (like in Memento) and whether it's okay do whatever you want with the person because he'll forget anyway.
Now obviously, such a thing is not okay. But there might still be a difference between a person simply "forgetting" being abused in some form, or if the event is literally erased from time, in a sense that the causality of it simply doesn't exist.
One might argue that it's no different from having false memories implanted into your brain, since not only are you the only one who remembers after the time loops, you are effectively remembering something that never happened.
So I feel there exists some difference between the two scenarios, which is why I didn't include the "no short-term memory" scenario.
And no, I would not actually consider raping someone even if I were to be stuck in a timeloop. It was more or less intentionally inflammatory.
So we basically just said the same thing only 2 seconds apart from each other.
edited 5th Dec '11 12:10:33 PM by Excelion