Women in Ireland worry: does wearing a thong mean you can’t be raped?

This issue is not exactly protection, unless one sees the (alleged) rapist as protected:

Rape trial sparks thong protests in Ireland

A teenager’s underwear was used as evidence that she might be sexually promiscuous during a recent rape trial in the Irish city of Cork. “You have to look at the way she was dressed,” the accused lawyer’s said of the complainant. “She was wearing a thong with a lace front.” The 27-year-old man accused was subsequently found not guilty. The trial triggered protests across Ireland this week. Many women carried items of underwear and chanted slogans like “My little black dress does not mean yes.” Women also posted pictures of their underwear on social media with hashtags #IBelieveHer and #ThisIsNotConsent.

One thought on “Women in Ireland worry: does wearing a thong mean you can’t be raped?

  1. Patriarchal oppression for sure. It expresses and implicit ignorance coupled with the assertion of what is “obvious“: Women are responsible for sax and men are not responsible.

    It still amazes me that this still occurs.

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