Critics of the attacker’s early release have been called over-emotional. But it is not irrational to be angry about a system that brings so few offenders to justiceIn a faintly mirthless sort of way, I am enjoying the various people telling despairing women not to rush to judgment on the news that black-cab rapist John Worboys is to be released from prison after nine years inside. Rush? My darlings, it took us a lifetime to get here. You work for this skill, you acquire it, you hone it. Only by laying down a couple or more decades’ experience of being female can we be perfectly placed to judge, when such a revelation emerges, that we are Really Not Happy about it.
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We don’t feel the automatic need to reflexively rationalise the status quo as if it’s all predetermined science