Friday 24 March 2017

Martina Devlin: We're still learning that sex and politics don't mix

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gives a thumbs up sign after speaking to the media outside the Ecuador embassy in west London
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gives a thumbs up sign after speaking to the media outside the Ecuador embassy in west London
Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

WHAT a reassuring few days it's been for women. We now know that if a woman is unfortunate enough to get raped, there's no need to worry about pregnancy: her body will automatically block the rapist's sperm from reaching her egg.

Unless she was secretly asking for sex, of course, but men can tell instinctively when No means Yes so no need to fret on that score.

There was even more comfort to be had recently when we learned that if a woman is rugby-tackled to the ground late at night and sexually assaulted, a nice fat cheque for €75,000 signed Anthony Lyons, moneybags Dublin businessman, will all but magic away the gravity of the attack.

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