To grant anonymity in rape cases we are saying that the problem is not with the estimated 75 to 95% that never get reported; the 94% of reports that do not end in a conviction on the charge of rape; or the widespread belief that women out drinking, flirting or just plain breathing ask for all we get. The problem, according go the new government, is the fact that a tiny percentage of men accused are innocent. Shame on the government. Let\’s campaign to ensure this proposal falls at the first hurdle.
Umm, just taking the numbers there in that para, not doing anything so eeevil as referring to reality or anything…..
That 94% of reported rapes do not lead to a conviction for rape means that, under our system of law, 94% of those acused of rape are innocent of rape.
94% can mean many things but \”tiny percentage\” ain\’t one of them.