I'm not sure that the [type of] "men" referenced by Fiona Loyd-Davies were ever in touch with reality when it comes to rape. This isn't new. What is really shocking is that any woman, anywhere, no matter how conservative, can vote for any Republican. I think the GOP has more respect for the gays than the ladies and their lady parts.
Also, the whole Assange thing is just beyond weird. I'm not even sure how to have an opinion on that without a series of if-then statements or sounding like a conspiracy nut or ass hole or something. I will say it is possible that he is both guilty and has legitimate fears regarding extradition to the US.