I think that we need to look over the laws regarding rape here in Sweden. Apparently now it’s okay to rape a woman if you can claim that you didn’t realize that you were.
Maybe I’m harsh, but I think that rape is rape. If the court says the woman was raped, the man should be convicted even if he says he didn’t realize that’s what he was doing. Otherwise I can’t help but feel that we risk a lot of people claiming that they “didn’t realize”.
The reason I’m writing about this now is because a man was just let off because he thought the woman’s screaming and saying no was just the “way she liked it”. Just no. If you’re someone who likes it rough, if you want to say no but mean yes… Then you use a safe word. If there’s no agreed upon safe word… Assume that the no means fucking no!!
This man gets away with having covered her mouth and nose when she started screaming, slapping her… Vaginal and anal sex… All just because he can claim that he thought that’s what she wanted. The woman screamed so much her throat swelled up!
And the court agrees with her that from her POV, she was raped. But from the man’s she was not. So he walks. How is that right?
Maybe if he was convicted the next person would think an extra time and consider that no means no?