Our thanks to R for pointing us to this excellent piece.
The Sexual Offences Act 2003 – drawn up in line with radical feminist thinking on the issue of sex – makes rape a crime that only men can commit, but the offence of women forcing men to penetrate them is said in official guidance by the CPS – the organisation led by Alison Saunders – to be of equivalent seriousness, although:
– the police, the CPS, and the wider justice system has minimal, if any, interest in pursuing female sex offenders; and
– the maximum prison sentence for women forcing men to penetrate them is 10 years, while the maximum prison sentence for rape is life.
This all begs an obvious question, of course:
Why aren’t women required to prove that the men they’ve had sex with, gave consent?
The standard response to this question is often, ‘An erection implies consent’. No, it doesn’t, any more than a women having an orgasm during rape implies consent.
Women sexually abuse men (and children) on a far larger scale than is popularly believed, yet the police and justice system focusing relentlessly on men. We cover the issue of female sex offenders on pp 31-37 of our election manifesto. It contains a link to the Ally Fogg piece on ‘erections imply consent’.