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I read your opinions with interest on the decision of Lord Abernethy in the trial of a student allegedly raping a co-student.

If you will permit me to open a can of worms, I am aware that this article is called world woman and therefore I don't really qualify, but I have two questions for consideration if you believe that the rape laws should be changed:

1. What protection is/should be made available to those men who are wrongly accused. What is their defence?

2. At what point would consentual sex become rape? i.e. when can a woman withdraw consent and then legal make the penetration a legal rape?

3. What do you think about there being no case for male on male rape, by the definitions of Scottish law?

-- Paul O'Neill (pjjmo@hotmail.com), September 07, 2001


I feel that letting rape lead your life after the fact may cause you to lose the part of you that is most important. After all it wasn't your fault! He is the one who is wrong! The person must pay for what they have done, if they have done it. But! If you are acussing someone who did do anything to you, you must make it right. He should not have to pay for something he did not do. But as a person who has went threw that I wouldn't reccomend that you let it stop the new man in your life, he only wants to love you, and he is not the person who did this to you. Don't let the person who took something away from you do it for the rest of your life.

-- Susan sweet (Casin680@aol.com), October 06, 2001.

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