BELINDA BROWN: There’s nothing pro-women about telling girls who can’t remember the night before to cry rape

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Loss of memory due to extreme drunkenness should be no bar to making a complaint, argued Ms Saunders.

‘We would encourage anyone who has thought they might have been raped and weren’t capable of consenting to go to the police,’ she said.

The hardline feminist lobby will no doubt be cheering her comments to the echo. But her dismissal of any idea that intoxication might play a role in an unfortunate or regretted liaison paints women as perpetual, helpless victims who are not to be held responsible for their actions.

Furthermore, it suggests that all men are dangerous predators eager to exploit them, and the only form of protection for women is the full rigour of the law. Common sense, restraint, self-preservation and rationality don’t come into it.

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