|2019/01/02 08:58, Soilwork:|| |
|@Bardock Themed festivals is not a new thing in Sweden. The problem with music-festivals in general, and this is NOT only an occurrence on Swedish Festivals, is that assault/sexual-assault and rape are recurring problems whenever there's a large gathering of people, especially youths, from all types of cultures and backgrounds.
What Emma Knyckare wanted to try was an experimental music-festival for women and people who consider themselves non-cis male([submitted link]
) as a 'safe-haven' since the only factual truth when it comes to rape or sexual-assault at music-festivals is that the perpetrators are 99% male.
There was some controversy and possibly discrimination not allowing 'cis-men' to attend, though in all honesty they would probably have felt the theme and clientele to be something they wouldn't have enjoyed anyway. I consider myself to be male and didn't get offended, rather I support the idea of people who don't label themselves by their sexuality, to have a festival and a place to express their beliefs, it's not harming anyone.
I posted a link the other day when talking about how Sweden is portrayed in certain media, among what you claim to be the 'rape problem' in Sweden. What right-wing extremist or anti-migrant media is trying to sell is that there are thousands of separate rape assaults every day. What is somewhat unique in Sweden is that our law when it comes to sexual assault has been improved with the following features:
*Simplification of the law from a female point of view
1. If a husband forces his wife to sexual acts, once the wife press charges against him, each time will be counted as a separate offence(e.g for assaults during a year) the husband will be charged with 365 acts of sexual assaults or rape, where in many other countries this would only count as one offense.
2. If a woman has lain with a man under the influence of alcohol or drugs and considers this to have been involuntary, instead of a charge of sexual assault the perpetrator will be charged with rape.
So we are not wiping anything under a rug and I wouldn't accuse you of being rude, but wrong when you claim that it is facts. What you are correct about is that many women when having migrated to Sweden, will press charges against their husbands since it's their chance for redemption, so yes a larger number of immigrated men have been charged with sexual assault or rape on more than one act and the most common being the above example.