At The Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 at 1pm.
A protest will take place following statements made during a trial in Cork in which a 27-year-old man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl was found not guilty.
Barrister Elizabeth O’Connell SC, for the accused, had asked the jury to consider what the woman was wearing, saying:
“Does the evidence out-rule the possibility that she was attracted to the defendant and was open to meeting someone and being with someone? You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.”
ROSA (Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity) writes:
“Clothing has nothing to do with consent. It’s time the judiciary were trained not to use rape myths. Time is up for rape culture. Join the protest.”
Similar protests will also take place in Cork and Limerick.
Previously: ‘The Way She Was Dressed’
I hear cameras cut away from me when I displayed this underwear in #Dáil. In courts victims can have their underwear passed around as evidence and it's within the rules, hence need to display in Dáil. Join protests tomorrow. In Dublin it's at Spire, 1pm.#dubw #ThisIsNotConsent pic.twitter.com/DvtaJL61qR
— Ruth Coppinger TD (@RuthCoppingerTD) November 13, 2018