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Thread #163875   Message #3918386
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
19-Apr-18 - 03:36 AM
Thread Name: BS: Irish Rugby players rape case
Subject: RE: BS: Irish Rugby players rape case
If one wants to avoid such traumatic attacks, it would be better not to become completely inebriated and not to render oneself out of control of a potentially dodgy situation.

I agree with the sentiment, Sen, but on the other hand people should be able to get wasted if they so desire without the fear of being raped. But we are now talking morality rather than law. The world would be a much better place if people were treated are equals rather than chattels.

I have not really followed the case but I understand that the complainant was incapable of providing consent. That being the case the men should not have taken advantage, but they did. Maybe they were incapable of reason at the time as well. Perhaps the verdict was correct in law but still immoral so the result reflected this. they have kept their freedom but lost their standing and their careers.

Complicated issues and one, as has been said, we will never know the full truth of.