The British scandal surrounding reduced compensatory payments to drunken rape victims has turned into a drunk-lady-shaming extravaganza, with Peter Hitchens (brother of the notoriously drunk Christopher Hitchens) joining the fray today on the side of the moralists. You see, of course drunken women are partially culpable for their rapes because if they were sober, they could've fought back and wouldn't have been raped in the first place. It's sorta like how a woman can avoid culpability in domestic abuse by keeping the back talk to a minimum and practicing their sandwich-making skills. Or something. Is someone going to point out the paternalistic nature of this new call for female-only temperance? [Daily Mail]
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