Friday, 20 May 2011

Rape - A Less Fashionable Subject

Sorry but I feel the necessity to join in the debate.  What Clark said was "if an 18 year old boy has sex with a 15 year old girl with her consent, he could be charged with rape unde the law and this is not as serious a crime as other rapes".  I TOTALLY agree.  Get off the poor man's back!  Who wants our 18 year old boys going to jail for even 15 months - the reduced sentence -  for having sex with his unerage girlfried.  Has the world gone mad?  Nonetheless, genuine rapists should undoubtedly be jailed and if we can get them to confess prior to a trial, better than no conviction at all - surely?  Only 6% of rape charges get to court and of those only 36% are convicted.
And what about "Rape by Consent"?  How many of us have consented unwillingly to sex with an aggressive male just to get him off our backs/fronts/beds? This is not rape in the convential sense, but an unwanted situation we have got ourselves into unwittingly.  We could all send these guys to jail but in reality what they need is to be taught to respect women - those who indulge in this sort of behaviour are ignorant oafs.  Enough said.  Too serious for fashion lovers but a feminine issue and we would love to hear what you have to say ...

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