Last month, Swedish legislators proposed a new law regarding rape and sexual assault where evidence of violence or threats were no longer required to prosecution. Now, only proof that explicitly stated consent was not present is required to criminal proceedings to begin against a defendant. This law is wonderful in the sense as it makes it easier for women to report and receive justice for alleged sexual violence cases. However, how can one explicitly prove consent? Do people sign a contract? Do they have to record a video of them saying yes? If there is no definitive proof, then it will be the woman's word against the man's (if he claims that the sex was consensual). This kind of evidence is circumstantial and not judicially sound. How do we go about this legal issue?
Mar 8, 2019
Dr. Kristen blasey ford is a 52-year-old woman who went to medical school and taught at one of the top universities in the united states, Stanford University. She accused judge Brett kavanaugh of sexual assault when he was nominated to serve on the highest court of the land, the supreme court. When she made the accusations against kavanaugh she contacted her congresswomen as well as the Washington Post. She made it very clear that she wanted her identity to stay anonymous. Ford met with her senator and the senator was convinced that for was very credible. Ford initially made it very clear she did not want her identity public but eventually it became public and she was sworn in and told her recollection of her assault. This time in history is incredible for women. The me too movement supports women victims of sexual violence and women have come together to support other women to make it known they are not alone. In light of theme too movement lots of women have come out to tell their stories. I believe Brett Kavanaugh's testimony alone showed that he was unfit to be on the supreme court. He showed uncontrollable anger and seem very irrational. Someone in that position should be able to control their emotion. He did not appear as credible. High school boys should know assaulting girls is not okay and should affect their lives including careers.