Is it right to use sexual history as evidence in court? Discussions on BBC 3 Counties Radio.

On Sunday evening, on Edward Adoos’s show on BBC 3 Counties Radio (Beds, Herts & Bucks) I debated with Nicola Mann of Women Against Rape the question:

Is it right to use sexual history as evidence in court?

The discussion and a brief phone-in are here (1:02:25 – 1:26:40). We hope to put it on our YouTube channel shortly.

I’ve just been called by a researcher at the same station, to comment again on the same question, at 10:30 this morning. The interviewer will be Tim Wheeler, standing in for Jonathan Vernon-Smith. I invite you to call in to the show, 03459 455555.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • “They argue that a victim’s sexual history should not be made available in court”

    BUT WE DON’T KNOW THEY ARE VICTIMS! That’s why there’s a trial, to establish guilt of the accused.

    I can’t believe we’re even having this debate. It’s absolutely essential that an accuser’s character is analysed. If it’s a virgin nun who has no history of false accusations or getting drunk and being promiscuous, then that makes her claim all the more believable. Extreme example but it’s to make the point.

  • By all means, make men’s sexual history available.

    • That already happens, I believe rather more often than women’s sexual history is made available.