Meth Wyde, not just a lace front, but a thong too! She's the one who should be going to jail, he should sue her for making him rape her because of her underwear. That poor guy is probably scarred for life now
I read the article and I read the articles that inspired this. I agree 100% that a woman's underwear or lack theteof has nothing to do with consent. What I'm left wondering is what do we do about this, at least in the courts? I think it's up the prosecutor to raise an objection of relevance but I don't know how it works in Ireland. It was a dirty trick from the female defense attorney. I wonder if the male prosecutor was caught off guard or unsure how an objection would play with the jury. I guess the bigger issue is that it's a society where this was brought up at all.
Genders of the attorneys don't matter. I don't know how courts work in Ireland either, but none of the articles I read stated there was a problem that the prosecuting attorney did not object. This is what the US was like not that long ago, can only hope this crime sparks change in their system. Or 17 year old girls in Ireland will have to switch to white cotton drawers in case some 27 year old guy decides to rape them
My daughter is taking a criminal law class and last week she couldn't stop fuming about the rape cases on college campuses that are not reported. She kept saying "how do they just NOT report it?"!!! "How can they do that"?? She's 17. She is learning about the world and I love seeing her young mind figuring out these things. She is going to take a self defense classes before she goes to college ..also because she likes the idea of kicking someone's ass
I agree with this 100% - it angers me a lot when rapists are given leeway...
But, I remember from an article I’ve read... basically both the guy and the girl had been drinking heavily and then had sex together... but the next day she reported him saying he raped her... that is the kind of case where ‘alcohol’ could be really an issue....
Infidel Castro, I know you didn't, but there are others here who seem to have difficulty with the concept. But it's still blaming the victim and fortunately I don't think it's allowed as part of a defense anymore
Infidel Castro, my society is around this point. Russia has 3 rapes per year for 100000 people. For USA it's 27. Looking sexy is a common and natural thing, not an invitation for a rape. If the society says that wearing a paranja is the best way to stop rapists then it's the society that has issues, not women's beauty.
Infidel Castro, in Moscow they report everything suspicious. It's definitely not a problem here. When getting drunk at a party becomes a custom, nobody finds so much of an opportunity in it. That's where it conserns the points you made. If you continue to restrict people from everything "irresponsible" instead of cultivating respect for whamen in your society, then nothing is gonna change.
Infidel Castro, its not that you physically restrict anyone. Sorry if I got something wrong, it just looked like you disapproved the certain kind of behavior calling it irresponsible. I made a point that it's better to target the social problems to eradicate the danger of that behavior instead of putting that behaviour under judgment.
Meth Wyde, the only reason I'd disapprove of it is because it's irresponsible. I don't care if people get drunk or high in general. Yeah, it'd be better if nobody ever did anything bad, but that really won't happen
All I got to say to this article is that people suck. There is no, and will never be, an excuse for rape. Ever. Consent should be given before anything happens, both women and men. And since this doesn't get boring up enough consent can be taken away at any time and that needs to be respected as well.