Germaine Greer calls for punishment for rape to be reduced


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Feminist academic tells Hay festival that ‘most rape is just lazy, careless and insensitive’

Germaine Greer has called for the lowering of punishment for rape and said society should not see it as a “spectacularly violent crime” but instead view it more as “lazy, careless and insensitive”.

She suggested that a fitting sentence for the offence might be 200 hours’ community service and perhaps an “r” tattoo on the rapist’s hand, arm or cheek.

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