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Sexual assault justice a hard road

Posted on March 11, 2020 by Taber Times

From recent high profile cases re; sexual behaviour, we should have learned some things.

For those women who have been sexually assaulted in various ways and have come forward to try to bring justice to those guilty of perpetrating unwanted acts of violence upon them, the road to conviction is rocky and its end uncertain.

The path to such cruel experiences unfortunately begins with a modern, and as we have observed, untenable and unreliable sexual code.

It is one which is consensual, presumably a verbal agreement, relative to what each partner can expect in a sexual experience.

That is the folly of it all for when the one partner, usually male, wants to extend his license for sexual favours beyond the original agreement, then unwanted assaults and abuse including rape may occur.

When accusations against the guilty party are brought to court, the defence case rests primarily on the code of consensuality hammered at again and again by the defendant and his attorneys.

In a society that has accepted, it appears, the new norm of sexual agreements, it is difficult for the prosecuting side to convince a jury that a broken promise has occurred.

The defendants argue that the accused is an upstanding man and is only acting according to the conditions of the new code, unwritten as it is, but understood and accepted by it adherents.

It is obvious that this new social more is not worthy of defence.

How can it be when so much sorrow, broken hearts, broken promises, sexually transmitted diseases, family breakdowns and loss of sterling character often results.

The world in general rejects time-honoured and time-tested preventions for many of the sexual ills that pervade our modern societies and replaces them with so-called enlightened, updated and liberal practices that are unproven, easy and undisciplined ways to pleasure and likely eventual ruin.

RAY SHEEN

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