For feminists, the case of Julian Assange has produced a headache that threatens to create a permanent division.
He claims to be fighting for freedom of speech and government transparency. Ideals that feminists also hold dear. But Assange has been arrested on rape charges and many feminists will find it hard to reconcile their defence of him with their support of rape victims.
Julian Assange's problem for feminists
Julian Assange, facing extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations, may be in more trouble than he realizes in a country where feminism is a powerful force and courts often favor the woman in rape cases, one of the country's top defense lawyers said today.
Lawyer: Assange Faces 'Tough Climate' in Feminist-Friendly Sweden
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