I hear cameras cut away from me when I displayed this underwear in #Dáil. In courts victims can have their underwear passed around as evidence and it's within the rules, hence need to display in Dáil. Join protests tomorrow. In Dublin it's at Spire, 1pm.#dubw #ThisIsNotConsent pic.twitter.com/DvtaJL61qR
— Ruth Coppinger TD (@RuthCoppingerTD) November 13, 2018
- Irish women are using pictures of their underwear and the hashtag, #ThisIsNotConsent, in protest after teen girl’s choice of underwear was used as evidence to acquit a man of rape. The defence lawyer told the jury, “You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front,” and suggested this meant the victim was “open to meeting someone and being with someone.”
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