Germaine Greer has called for the lowering of punishment for rape and said society should not see it as a “spectacularly violent crime” but instead view it more as “lazy, careless and insensitive”.
She suggested that a fitting sentence for the offence might be 200 hours’ community service and perhaps an “r” tattoo on the rapist’s hand, arm or cheek.
“I want to turn the discourse about rape upside down. We are not getting anywhere approaching it down the tunnel of history,” she said.
“Most rapes don’t involve any injury whatsoever,” Greer said. “We are told that it is a sexually violent crime, an expert like Quentin Tarantino will tell us that when you use the word rape you’re talking about violence, a throwing them down... it is one of the most violent crimes in the world. Bullshit Tarantino.
“Most rape is just lazy, just careless, insensitive. Every time a man rolls over on his exhausted wife and insists on enjoying his conjugal rights he is raping her. It will never end up in a court of law.
“Instead of thinking of rape as a spectacularly violent crime, and some rapes are, think about it as non consensual … that is bad sex. Sex where there is no communication, no tenderness, no mention of love.”
She questioned a statistic which said that 70% of rape victims had suffered post-traumatic stress disorder compared with 20% of conflict veterans.
“What the hell are you saying? Something that leaves no sign, no injury, no nothing is more damaging to a woman than seeing your best friend blown up by an IED is to a veteran?”
Since hitting UK shores, Bud Light has tapped into the growing trend of alcohol moderation amongst health-conscious consumers – a trend being driven by millennials. In the off-trade, beer under 3.5% ABV has grown 37.2% in volume and 46.4% in value over the past year.
Enjoying a high purchase rate among a millennial audience of 18-25 year olds, Bud Light has been the main driver of growth in the core lager category, with one in 10 Bud Light buyers new to beer (9.3% are new to beer and 13.2% are new to lager). It also holds a strong repeat purchase rate of 29%, nearly double to what is expected of a new brand and indicative of its growing fan base.
Millennial bastards. Scum, sub human scum.
I bought some the other day in Sainsbury’s because it was so cheap.