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Ken Clarke chose to frame rape in terms of the ‘blaming the victim’ rhetoric which so many have challenged and resisted

By Mary Evans

Abstract

Last week’s comments by the Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke, on the reform of rape law for ‘different types’ of rape ignited fury across the political spectrum and in the blogosphere. Mary Evans argues that by setting them in the context of judges and sentencing, Ken Clarke’s comments largely ignore the victims of rape, reinforcing existing privilege and power

Topics: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:36420
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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