New Zealand’s “good character” requirements could stop the head of a pro-rape group entering the country.
The US-based head of a “neomasculinist” group – who has expressed support for Roast Busters in the past and advocates for legalising rape on private property – is setting up meetings for like-minded men across the globe on Saturday, including in New Zealand.
Advocating rape is when I think it crosses the threshold.
Technically he is advocating the legalisation of rape, rather than raping when it is illegal. But that is a very fine line.
I’m generally for allowing very offensive views to be aired in NZ – such as David Irving’s holocaust denial.
But just as you can’t yell “Fire” in a crowded theatre, advocating for rape crosses that threshold.