Ex-judge: Drunk women holding back rape convictions

A former judge has said that rape conviction rates will not improve "until women stop getting so drunk".

Judge Mary Jane Mowat, who retired this month after serving as a circuit judge for 18 years, told the Oxford Mail:

I'm not saying it's right to rape a drunken woman, I'm not saying for a moment that it's allowable to take advantage of a drunken woman. But a jury in a position where they've got a woman who says 'I was absolutely off my head, I can't really remember what I was doing, I can't remember what I said, I can't remember if I consented or not but I know I wouldn't have done'. I mean when a jury is faced with something like that, how are they supposed to react?

– Judge Mary Jane Mowat