Exploitation is the use of someone or something in an unjust or cruel manner. It is distinct from aggression, in that the expressed consent of the victim, or the lack of physical coercion, does not prevent the use from being exploitative. The Democratic Party has been accused of exploiting homosexuals by delaying reform of laws concerning gays until important elections, as a means of increasing the turnout of gays at those elections thereby helping the Democratic candidates win.
- Bechstein, Matthew (2 October 2013). A politics of convenience: The liberal exploitation of gays. The Daily Caller.