Thursday, July 19, 2012

From the Country That Gave Us Forced Sterilization

In a pretty outrageous decision, a Swedish court found that a man on trial for attempted rape (of a transgender woman) could not be convicted of that because, according to the judge, the victim was a man, and therefore the attacker could not "Complete the act on a man." 

He went on the say that "We believe that he wanted to rape this woman in particular. But, as she turned out to be a man, the crime never was actually committed."

Throughout the trial, the judge referred to the victim as Her and She, but clearly missed the point that she didn't need a vagina to be raped. And she didn't escape the rape because the attacker couldn't "complete" it, but rather, because her ex-boyfriend saw the attack from a window and came to her aid; fighting off the attacker and then holding him down until police arrived, according to The Local.

While the man was convicted of assault, he should have also been convicted of attempted rape.  

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