It’s great to see a rapist be convicted and receive an actual sentence in Ireland. How sad that I am surprised and relieved.
HOWEVER, we really need to stop with the “no previous convictions” nonsense – which says nothing of a rapist’s character.
The rapist is a rapist – there’s his character right there.
And I can’t fathom why the judge accepted a submission that he has the following conditions (see pic) – NONE of which a rapist make. Of course we have a history of judges making mindless judgements in this area. Judgements which do nothing but add to the pain of the victims and add to the power of the rapists.ADHD & ASD do NOT a rapist make. #rapesentencing in Ireland #rape share with a friend
I have the rages, yes. But I know it’s a righteous rage, and so I have no issue with sharing it.
And while I’m here – watch this short video on RapeCulture. She’s a little calmer than I feel right now and so articulating it far better!!