UK Rape Law Changes.
So, I’ve been thinking of writing another email to my MP, who has been pretty good with issues I’ve messaged him about in the past, regarding Equal Marriage as well as issues regarding net neutrality and privacy.
Obviously, being in the UK, I live under a draconian, disgusting law that explicitly states that the only people who can be charged as the main perpetrators of rape are those who own a penis (This is the law in all the countries in the UK).
Obviously, this law is fucked, it erases anyone who has been a victim of rape, where the perpetrator had a vagina, because apparently, if your penis is enveloped by a vagina, it’s not rape, because if you’re hard you must have enjoyed it, and men are totes obsessed with sex, all the time.
Despite what many people think about the prevalence of female on male rape (not even getting into female on female, there are next to zero stats and studies about it), when we account for men being forced to penetrate, women make up a startling 80% of male rape perpetrators outside of the prison system. This added onto the information that men and women are raped at roughly equal rates, means that 40% of rapists are being charged with a lesser crime (ie, sexual assault, not rape).
So, sounds like a pretty huge issue to me, when victims of rape are being told “no, you weren’t raped” by the law and society.
Maybe it’s time the law was changed, don’t you think?
The roadblock I’m running into is how to get all the information across to my MP that I want to, whilst sounding eloquent enough in my letter.
I was thinking that perhaps the followers I have that are interested in helping out could help me write up a stock letter, that could be used by other UK users, to send out to their own MP as well, so as to express how they feel regarding the current rape laws in the UK, and how they demand they change.
So, who would be interested in lending me a hand here?