Germaine Greer says rape is ‘just bad sex’. Here’s why she’s wrong.

‘I will tell you how I was repeatedly sexually abused: Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster leads angry backlash against Germaine Greer’s comments that ‘most rape is just bad sex’

-Germaine Greer, 79, told the Hay Festival in Wales rape is just ‘lazy and careless’

-She said she risked the wrath of feminists but claims victims don’t suffer trauma

-Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster blasted Greer for her ‘ignorant’ comments

-Greer’s book On Rape argues rape shouldn’t be a crime and branded an ‘assault’

Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster is leading the backlash against Germaine Greer’s comment that ‘most rape is just bad sex’ by recounting her own story.

The 35-year-old hit back at the controversial feminist on Thursday, writing on Twitter: ‘I will also happily tell you Germaine Greer about how I was repeatedly sexually abused as a teenager and tell you all about what it did to me.’

The controversial 79-year-old Australian also scoffed at a study that says a majority of victims have suffered post-traumatic stress.

Greer has been criticised and called a “rape apologist” after her comments at a Hay literary festival event stunned audience members and caused an uproar online.

Safer London CEO Sherry Peck told how she was so upset that she walked out.

She tweeted: “Dreadful ramblings by Germaine Greer. I’m usually happy to listen to opinions different to my own but today after around 20 mins I had to walk out.”

Anita Singh, the Daily Telegraph’s arts and entertainment editor, wrote on Twitter: “Had the misfortune to listen to Germaine Greer yesterday. She seemed to be making it up as she went along.”

Greer told the crowd that “most rapes don’t involve any injury whatsoever” and said the notion that it is “one of the most violent crimes” is “bulls***”.

She added: “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.”

Greer said rape is so rampant in society that the legal system cannot cope with it, and victims become “bits of evidence” in court due to the issue of consent.

She called for a radical change to the way rape is prosecuted and punished, claiming many trials were not ending in convictions due to systemic failures.

She said a fitting punishment for rape would be “200 hours of community service”, adding: “I have suggested maybe a little tattoo would be a good thing, maybe an ‘R’ on your hand. I’d prefer it on the cheek, really.”

She argued that the courts should focus on the violence and sentence offenders according to the gravity of the violence, and avoid long, humiliating trials for victims.

Greer also said she doubted figures which suggest 70 per cent of rape victims have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder compared with 20 per cent of war veterans.

She added: “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?”

The author said women “haven’t been destroyed” by rape as society suggests, adding: “We’ve been bloody annoyed is what we’ve been.”

She was ‘determined to get over it and not go around for the rest of my life being a rapee’.

‘Feminists would tear my head off for saying this. My feeling when it happened to me was … something awful has happened to him, was he abused as a child? I still don’t feel angry enough and I feel ashamed in another way.’

Miss Greer, who has courted controversy since the publication of her first book, The Female Eunuch, in 1970, was speaking at Hay to publicise her forthcoming book On Rape.

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Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5788581/Feminist-Germaine-Greer-rape-just-bad-sex-not-violent-crime-Hay-Festival.html
Source : https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/feminist-germaine-greer-claims-most-12625237

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