The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin- photo via Wikimedia Commons/Thomas Wolf
Berlin, Germany, is planning New Years Eve “safe zones” for women who have been sexually assaulted during the celebrations. They are places where women can receive “counseling” and speak to a psychologist if they’re attacked. But as usual, the government’s ideas may not reflect reality, and will likely do the opposite of what they think. And not everyone think’s it’s a great idea.
According to Stripes, Germany has enacted tougher laws. They’ve added more CCTV cameras around Berlin in particular. They’ve increased police presence. But does this mean Germany has actually accepted sexual assault as a “normal” way of life? The head of the German police union, Rainer Wendt, said that such an acceptance could mean “the end of equality, freedom and self-determination.”
In the last two years there have been mass sexual assaults by migrants on women who ventured