‘Did you resist?’: despite reforms, alleged rape victims still face torment in Australian courts

‘Did you resist?’:  despite reforms, alleged rape victims still face torment in Australian courts

The Guardian

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Changes designed to protect sexual assault victims are not always being implemented, and ‘dinosaur’ attitudes to cross-examination die hard

Her nose, jaw and several fingers had been broken during a 10-day period in which the woman claimed she had been repeatedly raped by her boyfriend.

But Eugene Wasilenia, the barrister for the accused, told the New South Wales district court the woman had only been injured after she consented to violent sex.

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