Woman, 26, appears in court charged with raping man twice.’ I thought this was a traffic-stopper of a news story, too. How did that work, I wondered.
Under English law, which is what applies here, rape is defined as penetration with the penis without consent or a reasonable belief that consent had been given.
Women do not generally have penii so it’s not an offence that women can generally commit.
There can of course be those who are genetically male, or perhaps even genetically female but physically express as male, who thus have a penis but declare that they identify as female.
Which is what is the explanation here. Bloke in a dress, one who hasn’t had the tackle done, allegedly raped someone twice.
At which point I shall reveal myself to be terribly old fashioned. As in with PJ O’Rourke upon this sort of thing, there are times when such differences make no difference at all. If Miss is how you wish to be addressed (or Xe or any other variant) then those who can trouble themselves to be polite to you should do as you wish. When deciding upon other matters, like whether you’ve just raped someone through forcible buggery we’ll have a look at the more basic attributes thank you very much.
At which point the fun question here. So, if convicted, should Xe rapist serve in a women’s or men’s prison? He does self identify as female so therefore in a women’s presumably. But then there’s that penis issue which would seem to militate against that. Or should we, given the evidence that she is more interested in men as a sexual object stick Xe in the women’s anyway?