We live in a male supremacist system, this means that for every small advancement women make, we will experience a massive backlash.
As women started to have more prominent and powerful public roles, we are expected to starve ourselves down to ‘size zero’. As women became more economically and socially independent from men, men began consuming more and more violent and degrading pornography to make up for this ‘emasculation’. As women try to control our reproductive lives, those rights and freedoms are eroded out from under us.
Now, post Jimmy Savile, as more and more individuals and institutions are being exposed for committing sexual violence against women and children, or for turning a blind eye to such abuse, a senior lawyer has called for anonymity to be granted for men accused of rape.
You see, rape is such a heinous crime that just the wiff of an accusation can be enough to ruin a poor man’s life for ever. So who cares if anonymity for the accused makes it impossible for the police to investigate a crime properly?
Nobody is calling for anonymity for accused child murders though, so apparently being thought of as a child murderer isn’t as ‘stigmatised’ as being thought of as a rapist.
This is just the latest in a never-ending misogynistic backlash against women, because under a male supremacist system, being accused of rape is worse than being raped, and more women lie about being raped than are actually raped, and rapists are only ever monsters who jump out of dark alleyways and drag women off into bushes.