Only in Sweden…
…can you have crazy comments like Swedish Politician Barbro Sörman made, regarding the differences between Swedish rape and migrant rape…there is no difference, rape is rape…but for this neo-liberal, rape is not all equal.
— Evil Liberal (@EvilLiberal666) July 4, 2016
Here we have a simple case of a woman trying to excuse rape by simply saying, ‘they do not know any better’. This type of logic is an extremely slippery slope once implied to other crimes.
Breitbart has more on this story…
A feminist politician in Swedish has defended migrant rapists by arguing that when rape is committed by Swedish men it is “worse” because of cultural differences.
“The Swedish men who rape do it despite the growing gender equality. They make an active choice. It’s worse…” Tweeted Barbro Sörman of the socialist and feminist Left Party.
Mrs. Sörman, who represents a district of the capital Stockholm, was responding to what she claimed was too much media focus on the fact that the majority of rapes in Sweden are committed by immigrants.
Her deflationary argument is a good example of the cultural and moral relativism that is prominent on the left, and explicitly argued for by many postmodern academics.
If the Swedish man makes an “active choice” to rape, the implication is that the migrant rapist has little choice because of the misogynistic, violent culture he is from. His crime is not “worse” as it is excused by his culture, and there is no moral equivalence with the Western rapist.
When contacted by Sweden’s Free Times, Mrs. Sörman continued to defend this line of argument:
“Take a picture of Sweden as an equal society, where all are nurtured in equality. Then you can say that if you are brought up in it, you make an active choice to not be equal, rather than if you are brought up in a society that is not equal”, she said.
When pressed later, she backed tracked. She said the Tweets were “clumsily expressed”, adding: “I’m not saying it’s worse, of course not!”
Western feminists, who are often committed to multiculturalism, are well known for failing to confront non-western oppression of women. After the mass sex attacks by migrants in Cologne, Germany were uncovered, local feminists held a demonstration in favour of mass migration and against rapes by what they called “German-born” men.
Like Germany, Sweden has experienced several instances of mass, organised sex attacks by Muslim migrants, the latest reported just last week. The country is now informally known as the rape capital of Europe and has one of the worst rape problems in the world, surpassed only by Lesotho in Southern Africa.