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Hopefully she wasn't drinking those Obama-ramas.
BBC might be a better place to find news about this...
Woman who falsely cried rape EIGHT times is spared jail.
In act of revenge, woman falsely accused boyfriend of rape. Her sentence? 'A stern talking to' and no jail time.
Fucking Stranger and your fucking un-journalistic "journalism". You're as bad as the news source you linked to. A headline that misleads is bad enough, but merely linking to another story as your only explanation of the headline is worse. How many people will click through and read the whole story? Maybe half? So you have just mislead perhaps half of those reading this blog. Grow Up.
Fuck off, troll @3.
Does that mean drunk drivers can get 25% off their sentence? Rock on!
And what, was there some debate about who gets to post this? The RSS feed has a post from Dan rather than this one from Chris entitled " Too Bad ECB Is Out Sick Today…" with the body "…because I’m sure she’d have something colorful to say about this:" Something Colorful? Is she the only one on the Stranger staff who cares about women's rights and justice? Oh, silly ECB, she'd be all hot and bothered by this trivial issue. Fucktards, the lot of you.
I think I read on the BBC yesterday that the victim & her attorney were able to have that reversed. She's now getting the full amount. (Though I'm still shocked that she was only going to be compensated at 75% at any point!)
God, that's all of what, 300 words? Here, I'll help you:
"and was able to have the decision overturned"
Well, if you compensate for experience and education level, it works out even.
Wait, wait, wait you guys. I was all about rape victims getting fair trials and rapist getting punished, but then #3 pointed out that occassionaly, someone falses reports a rape. This has completely changed my mind. In fact, rape shouldn't even be a crime! Because sometimes people lie! And this is most certainly the only crime that anyone has ever lied about, so we should definitely assume anyone who says s/he (but let's face it, it's only women, those conniving bitches, that would lie) has been raped is a liar.
Our friend at #3 will be relieved to learn, then, that in England rape is barely a crime: 6% of reported rapes lead to conviction, and only about 10% are reported anyway. This means, as a man in England, you have .6% chance of getting punished if you rape a woman. What's more, something like 40% of men in the UK believe that women usually contribute to their own rapes, by drinking or dressing provactively. So rape away, laddies! I mean, we're pretty much asking for it, going out into public having vaginas and all.
In Afghanistan they would have shot the judge.
And then killed the woman.
That's what they do.
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#3, this woman didn't do that.
Why should she accept responsibility for that?
A British rape victim HAS HAD A COURT DECISION OVERTURNED that cut the money she was awarded by a quarter because she was drunk at the time of the incident,
Seriously, though: isn't that part I put in caps there kind of an important detail? And I'd blame Frizzelle, but Fox said as much in the headline too.
Uhm, the court DID cut the rape victim's award by 25%. Yes, that ruling was overturned, but the court did cut it. The headline is fine. Chill out.
2 I am so glad you gave a link to the updated information. I was a rape relief advocate and several of the women that needed help had been drinking--and, of course, that in no way means that the women deserved to be raped!
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