Julian Assange’s rape defence based on Julian Assange not knowing what “rape” meansPosted: February 11, 2011
From this article: Julian Assange’s lawyer makes graphic defence during extradition hearing, it seems that Assange’s defence amounts to “she didn’t fight back”.
But rape is defined as “sex without consent”. It isn’t defined as “sex where the person didn’t physically put up a fight”. When your defence against rape accusations depends on re-writing the definition of the word “rape”, it kind of makes you look like a rapist.
“Sexual encounters have their ups and downs, their ebbs and flows. What may be unwanted one moment can with further empathy become desired. These complex human interactions are not criminal in this country.”
Um, actually, unwanted sex is criminal in this country, and we call that “rape”. I’m pretty sure they call that “rape” in Australia too.
Barf barf barf puke.