If Afghan men have a culture which leaves them more likely to rape, and our courts have a culture of being more lenient as a consequence, I suggest Australian women have an interest in stopping the boats until we get this sorted out:
Esmatullah Sharifi, 31, … pleaded guilty at separate hearings to raping a teen on December 19  and a woman, 25, on Christmas Eve. He’s been granted leave to appeal against the sentence for raping the teen…
Granting leave to appeal, Court of Appeal Justice Robert Redlich said: “The sentencing judge rejected any suggestion (Sharifi) didn’t have a clear concept of consent in sexual relations…”
But he said the 18-year-old victim had found there were “aspects of his conduct that were strange” because Sharifi treated her like a “willing participant”.
He noted that Sharifi, who came to Australia on a temporary protection visa in 2001, also drove her home.
“It proves, in my view, an adequate basis for most grounds of appeal that (Sharifi) wishes to pursue,” the judge said…
But in his sentencing remarks, Judge Mark Dean said Sharifi had gone hunting for vulnerable, drunken women to rape.Â
I wonder how those two women feel about the failure to stop the boats and enforce our own cultural norms.