After the last declaration of Todd Akin, Republican Congressman from Missouri, that supported the old theory in vogue among the conservative American right, that “women rarely get pregnant from rape”, from the U.K. another ridiculous consideration about sexual abuse: “Sex with sleeping women is not rape”. The statement comes this time from a member of the english group of left-wing, Respect Party, George Galloway.
The statement was published by the “Village Voice”. In his misogynistic and offensive speech, Galloway, continued sustaining “You don’t need to ask every time”. The words of the deputy arrived to comment on the Julian Assange events, accused of rape in Sweden for unprotected sex with a sleeping woman. According to Galloway, the Assange case “might be really sordid and bad sexual etiquette, but whatever else it is, it is not rape”. As Akin, even in the case of Galloway, his party colleagues have condemned his claims. In these days, the conservative right, opposes to abortion in cases of rape, in the attempt to escape from the pressures of the leaders of the GOP, that want him out of the election race, asked “forgiveness” in a video for “used the wrong words in the wrong way”, saying that “rape is always an evil”.
Obviously there was no need of the words of an American brain to understand the injustice which is contained in the rape. According to ISTAT data of 2010 in Italy there are six million 743 thousand of women aged 16 to 70 years who are victims of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. These are followed by 84767 American cases in the same year and about 16000 in U.K.
Alarming data which should lead women to take precautions. More and more popular are the antiaggression spray. An example is X-Spray by Endoacustica. It’s an advanced version of the classic pepper spray and it has greater effects. Infact it is a blue foam that sprayed on the aggressor face, temporarily prevents the visual and, as if that was not enough, it leaves there some spots for up to three days making identification very easy. A system that certainly will alert the bad guys.