If the words of magistrates and judges are anything to go by, we would be able to grade rape crimes into categories- from not so bad to worst.
As if the act of rape itself was not traumatic enough, survivors still have to listen to remarks made during trial, that is, if their case makes it to court.
But who monitors what judges and magistrates say in their courtrooms? No one, really.
While it isn’t possible to monitor every single rape judgment handed down (and I wish I personally could), we can, instead, choose the people who are appointed to the bench, very carefully.