FAST FIVE: UK Charity Teaches Staff 'White Women Reporting Rape By Black Men Support White Supremacy'
I would never tell a survivor of sexual violence what to do, but I would like us to have better choices than criminal punishment, media exposure, or silence.” Summarising the book's central premise, the Oxfam document says white feminists need to ask themselves whether they are causing harm when they fight sexual violence.
However, the charity was warned on Wednesday night that the document, compiled by its LGBT network and seen by The Telegraph, could breach equality laws as it suggests reporting rape is “contemptible”.
Naomi Cunningham, a discrimination and employment law barrister, says the document may breach the Equality Act, which bans harassment in the workplace on the basis of sex.
“I think any woman could make an arguable case that this has created or contributed to 'an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment', which is how the Equality Act defines harassment.” The Telegraph concludes with the following (rightly) furious words from feminist writer Julie Blindel: “Calling women who have been traumatised by male sexual violence or campaign against it “privileged” because they are white is staggeringly offensive.
To further claim that white women give more power to the police by reporting their rapists loses sight of the fact that if sexual predators did not face serious consequences, they remain a danger to all women.