Hundreds of women were assaulted in different cities in Germany this past New Year’s Eve. Their breasts were grabbed, fingers went down their pants, they were pushed against walls, one was raped. Some also had their pocketbooks and phones stolen. The only thing that they did that was an actual crime in Germany? Stealing their pocketbooks and phones.
In Germany, you have to show that you physically fought back. Otherwise, no crime was committed;
For a court to rule that a woman was raped, and the justice system to put a rapist behind bars, a woman must physically, exhaustively resist her perpetrator. If she can’t prove with her body — with bruises or other injuries — that she fought back, the assault isn’t really a crime.
So even though hundreds of women were groped and touched, according to German law, no crime was committed.