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Why Germaine Greer is wrong on rape

The latest book from the great feminist thinker is a total muddle

By Jessica Abrahams   October 2018
Feminist icon Germaine Greer

Feminist icon Germaine Greer

According to Germaine Greer, rape is not an “extraordinary act carried out by monsters.” Instead, it is a commonplace act, far more likely to happen at the hands of a thoughtless partner than those of a violent stranger. For the most part, it also goes unpunished. Only a tiny number of cases reach the courts. Those that do usually fail, and often create additional trauma for the victim. We need to find a new approach.

Greer, a giant of feminist thought…

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