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Rape comments 'a step backwards'

The allegations faced by Julian Assange, and various comments about rape made by politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have sparked a debate about contemporary attitudes towards sexual violence.

Comments by Respect MP George Galloway, and American Republican Todd Akin, prompted anger.

Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central Jenny Willott, and former Plaid Cymru AM Nerys Evans discuss the issues raised.

Ms Willott says the comments are a step backwards in the campaign to encourage rape victims to go to the police.

  • 26 Aug 2012