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then denies he said it until shown otherwise
(so that only victims of 'forcible rape' would be able to seek an abortion)?
They wanted victims of date-rape drugs such as Rohypnol to be classified as 'non-forcible rape.'
and then there's rape-rape
you've at least got some MSPs [plural], as opposed to the [solitary] MP, the Right Honourable Shower, David Mundell.
He says nothing about the innocence of the men involved, but seems to suggest that because the women was raped in a known red light ditrict, she must be a protitute. And the fact that she maybe a prostitute means she is immune from protection from rape
Woman alleges rape after being dragged into a lane.
Bill Aitken MSP did the following:
- asked what she was doing in a lane (where prostitutes are known to hang about, as if that observation is in any way connected to or justifies someone being raped).
- cast aspersions of doubt over the validity of rape allegations in general (but without any facts or research to back up his point).
- suggested something about 'drunken carry-ons and went as far as to suggest that many women are using rape allegations to avoid stories of infidelity getting back to their boyfriends (no, i'm not sure what the fuck he's on about here, either).
He's asking questions about why she was there, who she was with, and what she was doing. All of which is completely irrelevant to the fact of whether or not a rape occurred. Unless, like this pig of a man, you obviously have the idea that a woman can be somehow to blame for being raped. I'm pretty sure you don't really think that (though feel free to out yourself as a class-A cunt if you do think that), so maybe leave the trolling to contentious politics threads rather than jokingly defending absolutely reprehensible behaviour and/or opinions?
it really worries and horrifies me how prevalent this ridiculous notion is, that a woman can be blamed for her own rape.
so it's fair enough that OTP wants to get his wording just right when he explains what he meant.
in order to get his explanation published. But the boards seem pretty functional now so it can't be long before we find out exactly what OTP was trying to say.
So it can't be long now.
its the assumption that if you're in X place at X o'clock you must be offering X rated services.
it still doesn't absolve anyone from rape
Except this is one where all the points on it seem fair enough.
There are some who feel that "Aitken's retiral in six weeks resolves the issue. ... They think he went too far this time but they don't want to end his parliamentary career on a sour note." But Green MSP "Patrick Harvie intends to table a motion [today] calling on Aitken to resign."
Also it was topic of the week on the Sunday Herald letters page - http://tinyurl.com/676vbjk
A search on the BBC website fails to throw up any mention of it at all. Not a sniff of it in the London-based media either. Pretty chocking, really.
*Where 'bites the dust' means stripped of all responsibility, but kept on the payroll and doesn't actually resign.
I'm not even surprised. It's a joke how much these people make for doing a part-time job (before you even consider what they get for chairing committees with their pals).
Interesting fact. A certain former leader of the council once suggested I become a city councillor. I think I'd actually rather be a Lib Dem.
He was prolly high. ;-)
but I'm scared of libel
WOMEN are prostitutes and liars. duh.