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Old 08-21-2012, 03:09 AM
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Anti-rape campaigners have accused George Galloway of a "deeply disturbing and disappointing" attitude towards sexual violence after he claimed a rape allegation levelled at the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had no basis because having sex with a woman when she is asleep is not rape.

In an extraordinary and graphic speech made through a weekly online video broadcast called Good Night with George Galloway, the Respect party MP for Bradford West addressed allegations of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion made by two women known as woman A and woman B Assange met on a visit to Stockholm in August 2010, including having sex with one of them while she was asleep. Assange strongly denies the allegations.

"Even taken at its worst, if the allegations made by these two women were true, 100% true, and even if a camera in the room captured them, they don't constitute rape," Galloway said. "At least not rape as anyone with any sense can possibly recognise it. And somebody has to say this.

"Woman A met Julian Assange, invited him back to her flat, gave him dinner, went to bed with him, had consensual sex with him, claims that she woke up to him having sex with her again. This is something which can happen, you know. I mean, not everybody needs to be asked prior to each insertion."

Lawyers and anti-rape campaigners said Galloway was wrong and the law is clear that consent is required every time someone has sex.
Akin is (correctly) vilified...

Uber-Lefty Galloway will get a free pass...
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George Galloway wades into Julian Assange row and creates a storm

Akin is (correctly) vilified...

Uber-Lefty Galloway will get a free pass...
Well, I'd give him a free pass because I agree with him in part. IN PART.

It CAN be rape and in other cases it's not rape. It really depends on the situation and the woman. No one can say that it's rape 100% of the time BUT no one can say that it isn't EVER rape either (like galloway did). So while I don't agree with him in that it's 'never rape', I can see where he's coming from because it certainly isn't 'definitely rape'. It's not black and white.
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