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It’s weird how TRAs and MRAs have teamed up on this one. And of course, nobody actually understands what they’re talking about.

In the UK, rape can only be committed by a penis. Therefore all rapists in the UK are men. It also follows that the numbers of rapists recorded as women must be transwomen or there has been a clerical error in data input.

Quite separate is the issue that sexual assault by means other than a penis is still sexual assault and has the same maximum prison term (life) as rape. Sexual assault as an offence is not the poor relation of rape. It’s just okay for words to have specific meanings and there are clear historical, cultural, sociological and criminological reasons why rape by men using their penis is kept as a discrete category.

It’s weird how TRAs and MRAs have teamed up on this one.

Because while not all MRAs are TRAs, all TRAs are also MRAs!