Jan Logie’s desire to remove legal defences to rape and remove legal protections given every individual so more men are convicted of sexual assault should terrify Labour strategists.
Her total refusal to accept any point made by Jack as he methodically highlighted problem after problem with the Greens new sexual violence legislation was chilling.
She is as driven as a Qanon anti-vaxxer in her self righteousness.
The hostility she showed very straight and very fair questions from Jack felt like someone challenged on Twitter who doesn’t get outside their bubble.
3 things from the interview.
1 – It’s clear that despite assurances victims won’t have to come back to court, they actually can be which dismantles the argument of making it easier for them.
2 – Obviously giving early interviews dismantles the right to silence which is supposed to be legally sacrosanct.
3 – The desire to remove any legal defence by the man to an allegation of assault will certainly see more convictions but as Jack pointed out we are actually getting 31% convictions with 9% not guilty, so does gerrymandering the legal playing field by removing protections and defences going to get more justice?
Jan’s performance will be loved by the Greens on Twitter but will have middle NZ gasping.
Once the enormity of these changes are understood by the wider public, parents will stop fearing their daughter being sexual assaulted and start fearing their sons of being accused of sexual assault.
The backlash to this will not be pretty.
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