Friends VS Best Friends
HEY IT S GUY FIERI HERE CHECKING OUT THIS RADICAL DINER DRIVE IN OR DIVE WHAT CAN I GET FOR YOU
My mom wants her child support check
I passed my language arts GED test. I’m glad…but…I feel kind of disappointed in myself because I know I could have done so much better than I did…
In April last year, Kent’s Kirsty Sowden - a former John Lewis shop assistant - was jailed for just 14 months after crying rape over a fully consensual encounter with a man she’d met online. He was arrested at his workplace in front of colleagues and detained in a cell, wasting 376 hours of police time and costing £14,000.
In May 2012, 20 year-old Hanna Byron was spared jail after falsely accusing her ex-boyfriend of rape in revenge for breaking up with her.
In August, Sheffield’s Emma Saxon was jailed for making a second false rape allegation against her boyfriend, Martin Blood. He was held in police custody for 14 hours and subjected to an intrusive medical examination - all because he’d stood her up.
Meanwhile, Teesside’s Joanne Buckley was jailed for three years in September after stabbing a man because he refused to have sex with her - then threatening to cry rape if he went to hospital for treatment.
These cases - and the many, many more like them - are exactly why men deserve protecting by the law as much as women.
Tellingly, my opinion is shared by the majority of Britain. In 2010, a poll conducted by MailOnline showed that 67 per cent of readers want pre-conviction anonymity for rape defendants, as opposed to 33 per cent who don’t.
Originally, the law agreed. In 1976, the Labour government introduced rape trial anonymity for both the alleged victim and the accused. It operated this way until 1988, when guidelines were relaxed to help police investigations.
At the time, the media was far less powerful, less global, less permanent than it is today. There was no internet, no slew of gossip magazines, no mobile phones with cameras, no social networking sites.
Police techniques and technology were also less refined, so a lack of anonymity helped them.
Now, things are different. Dramatically so. And - once again - the law should change to reflect this.
Why? Because a not guilty verdict is no longer enough to repair the planet-sized crater of damage caused by weeks of daily headlines across the globe.
Feminists like Julie Bindel disagree. She seems to believes that men deserve the stain of rape stigma, guilty or not, simply because they are male. In fact, she once said being falsely accused wasn’t so bad. ‘A fair number of celebrities have been accused of rape in the past and do not seem to have suffered longer term,’ she incredulously wrote in The Guardian. ‘To say that an accusation ruins lives is perhaps a sweeping generalisation.’
Perhaps she should speak to Peter Bacon. In 2009, he was cleared by a jury in just 40 minutes after being falsely accused of rape by a woman he met through a one-night stand. Although he was totally exonerated, the incident was so traumatic that he changed his name and left the country. His life was utterly destroyed.
Meanwhile, the accuser kept her anonymity - and, for all we know, went on to accuse others. Where’s the fairness in that?
Innocent man accused of rape - Reputation ruined, life put in danger, possibly ruins his relationships and more.
Malicious woman giving false rape accusations in an attempt to imprison a man and take away years of his life - Slap on the wrist. You’re free to go honey.
Yes this is SUCH a good idea….please.
just keep them anonymous until the verdict is released
both the accused rapist and the victim
ALL ART BY THE SUPER AWESOME AND TOTALLY NOT GOING TO TRY AND KILL ME FOR THIS MATT_RAT
…please don’t sue D:
Side note: Comic 4, totally me and the girlfriend all the time.
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Their comics are gold
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