Life is swift, craft elaborate, opportunity fleeting, trial erroneous, judgment questionable.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Rape is More than Rape in Sweden
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is locked up in English jail, in the process to be deported to Sweden for charges of rape. Rape is a terrible word, but in Swedish law it's not only what we normally mean by it. A number of sex offenses, major and minor, are called rape – and treated equally severely by the Swedish legal system. Moral panic replaces justice.