Martina Devlin: We're still learning that sex and politics don't mix
Published 23/08/2012 | 17:00
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.