Female victims are people in their own right – not just some man’s wife, mother, sister or daughter

We should care about rape simply insofar as it harms many and various human beings

Australia is currently being rocked by Brittany Higgins’s allegations that she was raped at Parliament House by a male colleague in March 2019.

  • Kate Manne
  • The Guardian

Higgins, then 24, was a mere four weeks into her “dream job” of working for the then defence industry minister, Linda Reynolds, when a “rising star” in the Liberal party took Higgins back…

Allegedly, he then raped her on an office couch, while she was unconscious.

Higgins says she had passed out, intoxicated, but came to during the alleged attack:

“I woke up mid-rape.

I told him…

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