Cat logomenu

“biting, kicking, scratching, screeching, groaning or gesturing”

The Supreme Court of Connecticut has overturned the sexual assault conviction of a man who raped a cerebral palsy victim, saying that even though she has the mental competence of a three-year-old she should have been able to resist by one of the above actions.

Zack Beauchamp nicely breaks down several of the flaws in this argument, but he oddly misses the most fundamental one: that it puts the onus on victims to provide non-consent rather than on rapists to obtain consent.

Via Feministing.