Germaine Greer has argued that rapists should have their prison sentences reduced on condition that more of them be convicted of the crime.
Speaking in a fiery interview with The projectGreer argued that there could be more rape convictions if the courts relied less on "the burden of proof," which proves beyond reasonable doubt that the rape defendants are guilty.
Greer then went on to say that the only way the courts would accept such a change was if the sentences of rape were reduced.
"Many women say we should reduce the burden of proof, if you do that, you should reduce the sentence," he said.
Germaine Greer said in the interview that she believed that the penalties of rape should be reduced if the "burden of proof" is reduced.
She argued that reducing the burden of proof would lead to more convictions, but that sentences would have to be changed
"If you lower the burden of proof, you will probably have to lower the fee and there will be a protest."
The feminist polemic has gotten into hot water in the past for its rape comments.
She previously wrote in an article for The Australian that rape causes less psychological damage than male partners who have selfless sex.
Greer caused protests with the comments after saying that the emotional and psychological withdrawal of a loved one or sexual partner is much more harmful than a sexual attack.
In a punishment exchange with interviewer Hamish Macdonald on Wednesday, Greer was once again questioned about her controversial views on non-consensual sex.
"The current view of rape is that non-consensual sex is a violation," he continued, "once you make that deal with yourself:" I'm going to have sex that I do not really want ", all of this is limited. it is free consent.
Greer has caused protests in the past for an article in which she wrote that rape causes less harm than male partners who have disinterested sex.
When asked if he accepts that non-consensual sex is a violent act, he replied: "Violent" is a funny word. You can have sex with a woman without waking her up.
Greer was criticized on social media during the exchange, and Twitter users called her because it was "extremely unchaining".
"Well, that segment was extremely triggering and brought a full PTSD flashback of something I had blocked," said one user, "OBVIOUSLY she has never been raped in a" nontraditional sense. "She needs to understand and learn. survivors
Another commented: "Germaine Greer is a great oxygen thief, why is the Project wasting time in this old and bitter past that never existed?"
And one person said: & # 39; That interview made me so angry. Germaine Greer needs to stop talking on behalf of women for the rest of her life.
"It's a disgrace and, of course, she has no right to tell women the definition of when they were raped."
But some commentators on social networks defended the energetic feminist saying: "Germaine was right, maybe she should throw her hat in the ring and shake the place."
Social media users expressed their anger against the feminist after the controversial interview after its release on Wednesday