Denmark strengthens rape laws, outlaws sex without explicit consent

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'Denmark strengthened its rape laws on Thursday by criminalising sex without explicit consent.

The new law passed by parliament widened the circumstances that could constitute rape - under the old legislation, prosecutors had to show the rapist had used violence or attacked someone who was unable to resist.

"Now it will be clear, that if both parties do not consent to sex, then it's rape," justice minister Nick Haekkerup said in a statement.

A similar law introduced in neighbouring Sweden in 2018 resulted in a 75% rise in rape convictions.

Around 11,400 women a year are raped or subjected to attempted rape in Denmark, according to the ministry's figures.'

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Maybe sanity will return before the law takes effect. In the mean time, I can see someone getting rich off of selling pre-printed consent forms.

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