This is a problem only the 21st century could create. And only a judge could see it this way.
A man who attempted to rape a woman has been cleared of the charges by a Swedish court after it turned out that the woman he tried to rape was biologically a man.
No. I’m serious. Seriously.
“The intended crime never had the possibility of being fulfilled,” explained judge Dan Sjöstedt of the Örebro District Court to local newspaper Nerikes Allehanda.
When the 61-year-old man had tried to commit the rape in Örebro, he had no idea that the intended victim was born a man, and had been taking hormonal treatment to reach the “right” identity, wrote the paper.
Wait. So it’s not rape? What?
The good news is the guy’s going to the slam for assault but I still have to wonder why no rape charge. I mean, I’ve seen prison movies. It’s possible.
You know who has it the worst here (besides the dude who was nearly raped)? Pronouns.