Day: March 28, 2018

The vengeful sword of Lady Justice

For decades Canadian legislators and judges have been writing and re-writing sexual assault laws to provide women with stronger legal protections against the depredations of men. Much of their work has been good, necessary, and effective. But when the law didn’t protect Jian Ghomeshi’s lovers from their post-coital regrets about his penchant for rough sex, the doctrinaire feminist Trudeau government took action. The resulting legislation, according to trial lawyer Daniel Mol, dramatically tips the scales of justice against the accused. But in the age of #MeToo, the feminist ends justify the illiberal means. Sadly, writes Mol, this is part of a larger cultural revolution where the selective sword of “justice” is hacking relentlessly at the tree of liberty.