Sweden practices revisionist history, claims sex attacks during festivals have always been a major issue.
Virginia Hale of Breitbart reports:
“I’ve called around, speaking to people who went to festivals in their youth to ask how the situation was at the time,” said Per-Erik Söderström, coordinator of 2 Days in Umeå, a festival for youths aged between 13 and 17.
“And they all say that it was exactly the same, the only difference is that girls were not reporting this kind of thing before.”
The attacks are a “societal problem” for Sweden, he told SVT, adding: “Somewhere, we have failed, if girls are unable to feel safe when they go out and dance.”
After multiple attacks were reported at 2 Days in Umeå last year, the festival took steps to prevent a recurrence, which included moving DJs to the middle of the dance floor to reduce crowding at the front of the stage, and deploying a larger number of staff, more visibly, who would help young people subjected to sexual abuse and assaults.
“We took a number of different measures both before and during the festival to prevent attacks, but they still happened,” Söderström said.
“But the police told me it’s impossible to protect against sexual offenses by just making changes to how the festival operates,” he added, asserting that prevention work “must be done with boys outside of the festival environment.
To this end, Söderström announced that a project teaching boys about consent, and what constitutes sexual assault and harassment, is set to pilot at a leisure centre in Umeå.
“We will talk to the boys and start a debate over what behaviour is and isn’t OK,” he said.
“It is guys that we need to speak to about this,” he said. “It’s not that every boy is responsible for sexual harassment, but all sex attacks are carried out by boys.”
Asserting that it is a problem which is ingrained in Swedish society, Söderström said he hopes to expand the project to schools across the city so that it is compulsory, noting classes at the leisure centre would have limited reach.”
Of course police reported that the culprits of last year’s 2 Days in Umeå were all “youths with a north African appearance”, and records from June of this year show that the number of sex attacks in Sweden have risen by as much as 1000% in 2016. This is not worth mentioning in Swedish news because naturally it would appear racist, xenophobic, and even Islamophobic to suggest that the migrants might be anything other than sinless.
Söderström is correct. Swedish society has failed, but not because Swedish men are sexually assaulting women. Their society welcomed a flood of people from war torn regions understood to reject equal rights (particularly where women are concerned), with no means to vet these migrants and no means to ensure they assimilated into society. They additionally did this with neither ability nor desire to enforce their own laws when they were inevitably broken. In this way the government, the press, the police, and the courts willingly sacrifice innocent people to migrant criminals by repeatedly failing to protect them. Sweden reveals its own racism and lack of moral conviction in the abysmal failure to address its residents with equal expectations and equal security.
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