In a letter to the Guardian, Katrin Axelsson from Women Against Rape said it was routine for people charged with rape in the UK to be granted bail. Assange is yet to be formally charged by the Swedes. Axelsson also said Sweden had a poor record bringing rapists to justice: “Many women in both Sweden and Britain will wonder at the unusual zeal with which Julian Assange is being pursued for rape allegations … There is a long tradition of the use of rape and sexual assault for political agendas that have nothing to do with women’s safety.”
I’m writing a big long paper on dialectics in film editing today so I can’t help but think about the juxtaposition of the timing of the charges and the leaks and the history of the Americans on issues like this (excellent read).
I am a little concerned about “dialectics” just being a codified misunderstanding of correlation versus causality tho… Must read more. In any case, in film you generate meaning dialectically — the complementary proposition doesn’t necessarily follow though, that dialectical reasoning can extract meaning.