• Editors Picks,  Feminism

    The Concept And Confusion Of Women As Sexual Beings

    Sadly, blaming the victim is becoming a familiar trend in rape trials. Following an explicit incident in a trial in Ireland, resistance towards this injustice was expressed through a frenzy of protests with the hashtag #ThisIsNotConsent going viral. During the trial, the perpetrator’s defence lawyer, Elizabeth O’Connell, held the victim’s underwear high, to all in the courtroom: “Does the evidence out-rule the possibility that she was attracted to the defendant and was open to meeting someone and being with someone? You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.” These words not only violate the privacy of the victim, but…

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