Edge Hill University’s Kashka Georgeson reports for The National Student on George Galloway’s plans to sue the NUS after a motion was passed whbanning rape apologists from speaking:
George Galloway, Respect MP for Bradford West, announced on Tuesday his plans to sue the National Union of Students.
His announcement comes after the passing of a motion that he will see him being no longer allowed to speak in unions, universities and NUS events. The motion outlining ‘No Platform’ for Rape Apologists was passed at the NUS National Executive Committee on September 26th.
The motion included Galloway as one those considered a rape apologist. This comes after his claim about Julian Assange’s pending international trial – that Assange’s actions were merely “bad sexual etiquette.” The Wikileaks founder has been accused of rape by two women. One of these women he allegedly penetrated forcibly without a condom after she had only consented to sex with a condom, another whom he allegedly penetrated without consent as she was asleep.
Galloway is quoted as saying: “It might be…bad sexual etiquette, but whatever else it is, it is not rape or you bankrupt the term rape of all meaning.”…
Full article here.