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Thread #163875 Message #3917531
Posted By: Senoufou
16-Apr-18 - 03:32 AM
Thread Name: BS: Irish Rugby players rape case
Subject: RE: BS: Irish Rugby players rape case
You're quite right Jim in what you say. It's a much wider issue than this one court case.
Among many things, it's about a misplaced sense of entitlement due to a variety of forms of power. Physical strength, financial superiority, social position and so on. Nothing, however, gives any human being the right to use/exploit another in a sexual (or any other) way.
Weaker people (and I'm not distinguishing them by their sex) should be protected and defended. Abusers of their own power should be brought to book and the whole of modern society should rethink and re-adjust their attitudes. Despicable public comments ought to be challenged.
I'm heartened by recent movements for change, and have hopes that in time we will look back on this sort of entitled climate with disgust.