“We accompany people to court and the whole time we see rape stereotypes used to discredit complainants and to enforce elements of the defendant’s case.”

A teenager’s underwear has been used against her in an alleged rape case in Cork, sparking outrage among campaigners. The barrister representing a man acquitted of raping a teenager in the city in southwest Ireland suggested the jury in the case should reflect on the underwear worn by the 17-year-old girl. The 27-year-old man – who had denied raping the woman in a lane in Cork – was found not guilty by the jury of eight men and four women at the Central Criminal Court.
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/teenage-girl-underwear-rape-trial-cork-sex-latest-a8625871.html

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