Court Grants Rapist Freedom Because Teen Victim Used Lace-Thong

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.

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