16. Rape — whose fault? (proposed — Beth)

Last year a UK offi­cial made the com­ment that some­times when a rape takes place the female vic­tim must accept the real­i­ty that her actions may have trig­gered the attack, at least in part. Is this a fair state­ment? What impli­ca­tions does it have for both vic­tims and per­pe­tra­tors? What impli­ca­tions does it have for the way such cas­es are worked through the jus­tice sys­tem?

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