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It’s YES or NO

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“You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.”

I completely forgot that some people were gifted with xray vision to see underwear through clothes COMPLETELY forgot that.

Of course, we’re referring to the horrendous rape trial that took place in Ireland last week and quite rightly so, left a lot of people absolutely outraged.

It’s baffling that a lawyer would stand up in court with a victim’s underwear and accuse them of ‘asking for it’ based on the style of underwear they decided to wear that evening, in this case a thong. The argument is simply, in my humble opinion, irrelevant.

Now, we know that rape trials are difficult cases. There are two sides to the story, people can lie and there needs to be evidence. That aside, there are victims out there who have been raped and it was nothing to do with what they were wearing.

So, if I wear a sensible pair of underwear that will reduce my chances of being raped?

To put it straight, a rapist isn’t going to give a flying f*ck about what kind of underwear you’re wearing when they attack you. It could be granny pants up to your armpits, crisp clean Calvin Klein boxers or even commando… Rape is nothing to do with what you’re wearing and people shouldn’t have to get dressed for a night out and think; “Am I asking for it?”

Rape is pure evil. It’s desperate, it’s sickening and it’s fake power. There’s no lust or attraction that a sexy pair of underwear may do for a lover or partner in the act of rape.

Consent is based on a simple yes or no, how hard is that to understand? It’s not. ‘Yes’ and ‘no’ are the two simplest and affective answers in the English language. So how are people still getting this confused and blaming a young teen for the crime due to their personal choice in how they dress themselves? No means no. Yes means yes.

Now, wear whatever you want.

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