Commentators had posed the question as to whether a victim under the previous definition needed to be killed or severely beaten to prove they did not consent to rape. This very narrow definition was among the reasons why there is a high level of impunity for rape in Germany.
Is the law a matter of fact or opinion? Today, Brendan O' Neill followed George Galloway, John Pilger, and Tony Benn to become the latest non-lawyer to offer up his understanding of the law on rape. He's also the latest to get it wrong, and he probably won't be the last.
In the case of Julian Assange's alleged sexual misconduct, much emphasis has been put on the differing trans-cultural definitions of 'rape' between the UK and Sweden; with attempts at pointing out that 'rape' is defined more broadly in Sweden- implying that it is a country where minor offences, not widely considered a crime anywhere else, constitute rape.
Read that "a woman is more likely to be raped in the UK than she is to get breast cancer" as print in a newspaper, and you might have trouble processing what that truly means. See that statistic humanised in the way Alison King did as Carla, and suddenly the size of the issue is brought home.