Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Loose Women, Judy Finnigan and Rape
I have to admit that I am not a fan of the programme Loose Woman but it seems that yesterday they managed to create a huge stir, or rather Judy Finnigan did, during a segment about CONVICTED RAPIST, Ched Evans.
The segment, which I have now watched, was a discussion about whether Ched Evans should be able to go back to being a footballer after serving his time. (Well, 2 years of his time anyway, but that is a WHOLE other post)
Judy Finnigan when asked, made the point that "He had served his time" as well as going further with the following comments.
"The rape and I am not, please, by any means minimising any kind of rape - but the rape was not violent. He didn't cause any bodily harm to the person"
I'm going to jump in here and say, actually Judy, what you are exactly doing here IS minimising rape. You are categorising rape, you are trivialising rape and you are WRONG. There is not differing kinds of rape, rape is rape.
She also then went on to say. "It was unpleasant, in a hotel room, I believe, and she was - she had far too much to drink, and you know, that is reprehensible, but he has been convicted and he has served his time.
Let's throw in some victim blaming while we are at it. So it was a non violent rape and the victim had been drinking?
(I'm surprised no-one discussed a full pardon or back pay for him)
I understand now that Judy Finnigan has apologised for what she said, but it absolutely DISGUSTS me that it was even said in the first place.
How in 2014 can ANYONE still feel this way?
Whether violence played a part in a rape is IRRELEVANT.
Whether alcohol had been consumed is IRRELEVANT.
THE ONLY THING THAT IS RELEVANT IS CONSENT.
NO CONSENT, THAT IS RAPE.
Judy Finnigan. YOU ARE AN IDIOT. NOT ONLY FOR SAYING IT, BUT FOR EVEN THINKING IT.
I am so angry with you.
It has also diverted away from the point originally made on Loose Women about whether Ched Evans should be able to go back to his role as a professional footballer when he gets out.
I would like to hear YOUR views on the subjects, both on Judy's comments and whether Ched Evans should be able to go back to football.
Let me know.
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