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'Try Me for Rape Too, Marianne Ny!'
Sweden's veteran news anchor Olle Andersson doesn't miss much in this attack on feminist Sweden.
I hereby confess I am guilty of sexual abuse and rape of my wife. I've ransacked my memory this past month and calculated that there have been 75 cases of sexual abuse in our 38 years of marriage. In all cases it's about the condom coming loose without my pointing it out to my partner. Most of the time I didn't even notice it myself.
And the past few months I've realised I've raped my wife perhaps 100 times through completed sex - often without a condom, but when she was half asleep.
I now understand, after having drilled down into my suppressed memory, that I'm a simple rapist and should be treated accordingly.
This is no joke, Ms Prosecutor. My wife will corroborate the details when you summon her to interrogation.
For this is the way it has to be, Marianne Ny, that a nation of civil rights has to work the same way for everyone, both megastars like Assange and pensioners like myself. We can't discriminate between high and low. The law is to be applied equally to all.
So I should be interrogated about my crimes. It is your self-evident duty as prosecutor. This website has my phone number and my approval to forward it to the police and prosecutor's office. And if you don't contact me, then I shall conclude that our nation of rights is off kilter. And then I shall file charges against you.
I wish at the same time to file charges against my wife for sexual assault and sexual coercion. We've gone together through dozens of cases where she's taken a firm grip of my arms and held onto me. And even if I didn't say 'no', I very often felt helpless - I couldn't extricate myself from her iron grip even if I liked the rest of what she did.
More times than I can count she wanted to but I didn't. Most often things ended with me going along with it because I felt pressured and more or less forced. Sometimes I suffered from anxiety. With these words I draw the attention of the judicial system to crimes that have been committed, crimes that are serious in their nature and imply the automatic need for a police investigation. We live in a very happy marriage but right is right, even if it's retroactive.
If nothing happens from your end, Chief Prosecutor, then I'm inclined to say Wendy Murphy was right. The former sex crime prosecutor asked the question in the Daily Beast about what happens the next time a woman goes to the police to file charges against a man because he pumped away even though the condom broke: will you make another worldwide Interpol hunt out of it again?
Or when a wife files charges against her husband because he entered her while she was asleep? Murphy doesn't think so. She speaks instead of an opportunism and a political compliance on the part of the Swedish prosecutors which in the long run will be detrimental for real rape victims.
She compares this with when Bill Clinton was impeached for having sex with Monica Lewinsky. The disgust of the citizenry turned into sympathy for Clinton as the proceedings unraveled into a show trial orchestrated by political opponents who exploited the situation for their own purposes.
The number of rape charges in Sweden has increased by 700% the past 30 years. This is a world record. But we also have a procedure for registered rape charges that's considered 'exotic' in the rest of the western world. The increase is above all due to the expansion of the definition of 'rape'. The overwhelming majority of cases are about 'contact rapes' where the parties know each other and have consensual sex that somehow becomes assault.
It's difficult for a judicial system to navigate through a gray zone where both witnesses and forensic evidence are conspicuous in their absence and where there are no traces of violence or coercion. And it's therefore only 20% of rape charges in Sweden lead to prosecution and even fewer to guilty verdicts.
The feminists in Sweden have succeeded in politicising the sex legislation by focusing on the issue of a 'patriarchic climate' in the courts, a power structure that supposedly demonises the (female) victim. They've been aided by sympathetic pundits. But on the other hand we're now approaching a growing insecurity in the civil rights of the accused. The courts lowered the bar in rape cases and according to the Norwegian author Preben Möller in Aftenposten the trend both in Norway and Sweden is to shift the burden of proof more and more onto the accused. In other words we're approaching the opposite of 'presumption of innocence' that for several years led to questionable verdicts in drugs cases.
Möller guesses that no matter Assange is acquitted or the preliminary investigation is closed, the debate will continue and shift to successful men who escape justice thanks to the 'prevailing patriarchic power structure' that feels more in common with Assange than with rape victims.
For those who've already been around the block, it's easy to see a parallel with Sweden's notorious 'styckmord' trial. Back then the word was the two suspects got away because they were doctors and respected members of the prevailing patriarchic ruling class. But now in retrospect we know that it was precisely because of their social status they were prosecuted in the first place. If it had been about two drunks from a park bench, there wouldn't have been a debate, much less a trial.
Möller also touches on what he claims is a weakness with Swedish feminist propaganda: at the same time they stuff all their gunpowder into 'the detestable acts Assange has inflicted on the victims' (Expressen's editor-in-chief Thomas Mattson on the P1 radio programme) there's also a remarkable silence about all the women victimised by outdoor rapes and group rapes. And the Sweden Democrats can here reign freely with outpourings about 'waves of muslim rapes' that draw over Sweden. Who takes on these victims of crime, who demands that even these perpetrators should have their names and pictures made public and be hunted out of their holes, is what Möller seems to be saying. But it's a walkover to the SD instead.
Möller refers to a comprehensive Danish study that shows that 7.5% of rape charges in that country are false accusations and that the number of unreported cases is large. The motivation for bringing false accusations is above all that the women want to be noticed and verified by their environment but it's also about pure revenge. And in some of the cases the 'victim' is trying to squirm out of an embarrassing situation.
False accusations are a relatively small issue, says Preben Möller in Aftonposten. Until it happens to you. We don't know what the statistics are in Sweden because no one's doing any research in Sweden.
Assange supporters have had to put up with ridicule because they've dared criticise our sex legislation. Taunts and disdainful smirks from our local media have targeted Pilger, Moore, and other silly foreigners who seem to know nothing about Swedish gooseberries.
Sadly I must join this tragic group. Thirty five years as a journalist, public reporter, police reporter, reporter in dozens and dozens of well known court trials, well educated and of average intelligence. And yet I somehow still had no clue I was a simple rapist just like that Australian guy.
So Marianne Ny, let's get going. Prosecute me. And hurry up. There's a million more Swedes standing in line.
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