We can discuss rape -- but don't trivialise the trauma of it
WHAT'S the point in getting upset about the views on rape of Kevin Myers and UK Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke? After all, are they not simply men who ought to know better but never will?
There was much that was objectionable about Kevin's column on the subject of rape and feminism in this newspaper on Thursday. It's hardly a surprise to hear these views from such quarters and they are possibly best ignored.
But these are hardly two blokes having a chat in a pub. One is a senior figure in the UK government and the other a well-known columnist.