Author and feminist Gearmaine Greer shocks Literary Festival by stating rape is not a ‘violent crime’ but instead just ‘bad sex’ – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
June 11, 2018

Author and feminist Gearmaine Greer shocks Literary Festival by stating rape is not a ‘violent crime’ but instead just ‘bad sex’

image
Image Source: BBC

The world renowned author and feminist Gearmaine Greer has sparked controversy after she claimed most rape cases was just bad sex.

Greer who is known to voice her views on feminist rights, has left many rape victims in anger after she suggested that most rapists should be branded with an R tattoo rather than be given lengthy sentences.

The author who was speaking at the Hay Literary Festival, shocked an on looking forum when she claimed that most rape cases were actually just ‘bad sex’ and ‘don’t result in any injuries whatsoever’.

Greer who had previously highlighted her own rape ordeal which occurred when she was just 19, left many who attended her speach in shock as she said the crime wasn’t the worst offence in the world.

Speaking to the on looking crowd, Greer told her followers the following: “We are told it’s one of the most violent crimes in the world – bullshit’.”

“Most rape is just lazy, just careless, just insensitive.”

“Every time a man rolls over on his exhausted wife and insists on enjoying his conjugal right, 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.”

Before adding: “Sex where there is no communication, no tenderness, no mention of love.”

However Greer’s controversial trail of comments didn’t end there as she said those found guilty of the crime should be given “Two hundred hours of community service.”

Before adding: “I have suggested those found guilty maybe should be given a little tattoo – that would be a good thing, maybe an R on your hand. I’d prefer it on the cheek really.”

Greer’s controversial comments have left many rape crisis groups angry, with many representatives saying Ms Greer’s comments were highly insensitive and hurtful given that all rape cases are considered an act of violence which has a long and damaging affect on victims.

Share this story

Get the latest news from TheLiberal.ie via Facebook.
Just click Like

Tell us what you think on our Facebook page