A campaign on Twitter under the ‘hashtag’ #ThisIsNotConsent (‘It’s not allowed’) is filling the social network with lace thong photos mostly published by Internet users in Ireland.
The trend comes as a response to a controversial sentence handed down in early November 2018 by a court in the Irish city of Cork, in which a 27-year-old man was acquitted of the rape accusations against a 17-year-old girl
One of the arguments that the judges used for their decision was that the victim wore a lace thong. This provoked the indignation of the users of the Network, who saw in this reasoning a blaming of the victim, so they decided to protest against the failure by sharing photos of their undergarments.
Ireland High Court acquits a man charged with raping a 17 year old girl after his lawyer, Elizabeth O’Connell raised the Defence that the girl caused the rape by wearing a “thong with a lace front” under a transparent dress! The Irish Public is in meltdown on the acquittal.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) November 15, 2018