Sexual consent, and the absence of it, would also crop up as a theme in his writing.
In a 2013 piece for Acculturated.com, Judge wrote about the ambiguities of women’s sexual consent in a piece that has raised eyebrows in light of the allegations against him. “There’s never any excuse to rape, a crime that I think is almost akin to murder because the rapist kills a part of the human soul. And yet what women wear and their body language also send signals about their sexuality, he wrote. While women who dress modestly are clearly not interested in male attention, “women who dress like prostitutes are also sending out signals,” Judge claimed, adding that “the signal is not that they should be raped.”
In a 2015 ode to pulp detective fiction for Splice Today, he writes about the existence of an “ambiguous middle ground” between receiving explicit sexual consent from a woman and hearing “no” from her. In those circumstances, he writes, “if that man is any kind of man, he’ll allow himself to feel the awesome power, the wonderful beauty, of uncontrollable male passion.”