I’m more than happy to incorporate repetition of a given act as increasing its severity for the purpose of devising such a spectrum. A one-off fondling would be considered less severe than the same act performed on a more regular basis. By the same token a series of prolonged mild fondlings might, if performed over a long period, be considered more severe than a once-off violent sexual act. As I wrote in one of my previous posts (here): “When someone is ‘abused’ it is NOT the physical act itself (assuming it wasn’t rough or violent) that fucks them up. It is the psychological aspect that leaves them in a bad way.” The purpose of listing the premises was to spell out the argument Dawkins actually made in the most brief way possible, and to try and get folks who disagree with it to actually address its content (rather than relying on quote-mining like The Atlantic did). I’m more than happy to alter a premise to incorporate valid points like the one you raise.