Apologies if this is a duplicate, but the first one didn’t seem to post.
the charges against Assange are, as I understand it, one allegation that he refused to stop after the condom broke, and another that he deliberately removed a condom after telling the woman that he would use one. these are both things that people should not do, in addition to being illegal in Sweden – and in other jurisdictions.
I don’t know if he’s guilty or not, but it’s disturbing to see people defending him on the grounds that they think it’s OKAY for men to lie about condom use. It’s probably not his fault when a condom *breaks*, but if he *takes it off* that’s another story entirely. “Surprise! You may already have won some AIDS!” is not acceptable behaviour, period, EVER. Having to wait several months to develop antibodies to FIND OUT if you got AIDS (or lesser STDs) is not acceptable.
A decent man who doesn’t want to wear a condom will say so up front and let the other parties decide whether or not they still want it.
Anon11: They’re Swedes; why exactly should they care any more about US security than the average US citizen cares about Swedish security?
Anon10: What’s with the straw woman argument? most feminists don’t support PMS as an extenuating circumstance for murder.