Our thanks to Jeff for this, from February 2014, when William Hague was Foreign Secretary. He said in a speech in Washington that all men should feel shame of rape in war zones. Why? Applying the same logic, should all women feel shame because women commit sexual offences against men, women, and children? Or because women kill their babies and children (far more mothers than fathers do so). Or because many women commit paternity fraud? Or because many women aren’t held properly accountable by the criminal justice system, unlike men? Or because many women give birth to babies with brain damage and other lifelong problems resulting from pregnant women drinking alcohol and/or smoking during pregnancy, despite being fully aware of the risks? No, because class guilt must only ever be experienced by men, never by women.
Hague always pandered to feminists on this issue. To them, women being raped is an infinitely more pressing issue than men being killed. From the article:
Mr Hague and Dr Denis Mukwege, founder of the Panzi hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, were today being presented with the university’s annual Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. [That would be the same odious woman who claimed women are the primary victims of war.]
The Foreign Secretary was due to stress how actress Angelina Jolie had been key in persuading him to take up the cause of campaigning against sexual violence in wars.