Wow, equal treatment for both parties in a rape allegation until a verdict is given.
The move will turn the clock back to the 1970s when the Sexual Offences Act introduced anonymity for those accused of rape, something later repealed.
Officials said details of the change were yet to be decided but it is likely the ban will be lifted once a suspect is convicted.
But it stands in the face of a report by Lady Stern that recommended independent research should first be done into the scale and nature of false rape allegations.
Which I think we all know, is a huge issue and getting larger all the time. Bog standard femskank fumes:
Ruth Hall, of Women Against Rape, said the decision was an ‘insult’ and a backlash against the rising number of rape reports.
She said: ‘More attention needs to be paid to the 94% of reported cases that do not end in conviction rather than the few that are false.
‘If men accused of rape got special rights to anonymity, it would reinforce the misconception that lots of women who report rape are lying.
Can you believe it? Why should someone who has only been accused of a crime be identified? How is that a special right? It is a common occurance that women falsely accuse men of rape (just search on this blog for starters), it is also common that these falsely accused men have their lives ruined, even when acquitted. They get battered, bricks thrown through their windows, they lose their jobs, their friends etc.
Just because some spiteful bitch feels guilty about getting drunk and opening her legs to him? Or maybe trying to cover her own arse because she was actually cheating on her boyfriend at the time.
You know it happens.
‘False rape allegations are extremely rare, but receive disproportionate publicity.
‘Of course, being wrongly accused is a terrible ordeal but the same can be said of being wrongly accused of murder, theft, fraud or any other serious offence.
‘We are against a special case where men accused of rape are singled out for special protection.’
Rape law campaigner Jill Saward said she is ‘horrified’ by the news and accused politicians of turning their backs on victims of sexual violence.
Ms Saward, who has spoken out on tackling rape since being attacked at her Ealing vicarage home in 1986, said she completely opposes anonymity for defendants.
She said the changes may discourage genuine victims from coming forward and ‘send a damaging message’.
Right, to anything to encourage more women to accuse more men of rape. Why, so these bitches can claim there is ‘such a problem’ ‘men are all rapists’ and then go running to the government for more funding?
Go fuck yourselves. I’m not holding my breath, but it would be good if this actually goes through.