Friday, December 17, 2010

Feminist Comment of the Week - 17th December 2010

Jessica Valenti says:

. . . we should look to [Swedish rape laws] as a potential model for our own legislation.

In fact, some activists and legal experts in Sweden want to change the law there so that the burden of proof is on the accused; the alleged rapist would have to show that he got consent, instead of the victim having to prove that she didn't give it.

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