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Rape rise?

In an April interview in GQ magazine, a former Cabinet Minister said there were ‘situations of male prisoners self-identifying as females then raping staff in prison’.

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Rory Stewart oversaw prisons from 2018-2019. It was already in the public domain that women prisoners had been raped, and it is possible that Stewart mis-spoke. In the interview he went on to demonstrate his belief that biology matters, stating: ‘I think the rights of women to feel safe trumps the rights of somebody who’s biologically male to enter that space.’