Dame Helen’s contention was that a woman who voluntarily ended up in a man’s bedroom and engaged in sexual activity – but then said no to intercourse – could not seriously expect to take that man to court on a charge of rape if he ignored her last-minute insistence that she did not want full sex.
I am completely lost for words?
Ann Widdecombe, Conservative MP “Dame Helen is absolutely right. This is sheer common sense prevailing. Of course if a woman goes back to a man’s room she has responsibility for her actions. Of course she should accept that she has got herself into that position. What’s she asking for? A cup of tea? If we say to women that you can go as far as you like with a man but once you don’t like it then you can go running to the law, well then we are offering them a false comfort. I think Dame Helen is absolutely correct. We can’t simply say that women have no responsibility whatsoever: to do that is to treat us like complete idiots.”
What the actual fuck?
Pick up your pens for protest