It’s important to understand that Rape is about power not clothing. The Irish court has acquitted a 27-year-old man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl after her lawyer convinced the jury that the latter also had responsibilities in her own assault because she was wearing a thong that day .
First of all, in order to find out that she had a thong the assault had already gone to far. Second of all, she’s a minor and he’s an adult. She therefore cannot consent and he is automatically a rapist. This acquittal is disgusting and horrifying. Once again, we are blaming the victim instead of punishing the criminal.