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Vyvyan Stott, Goonengerry

Rape is a crime which, if evidence is present, deserves the death penalty, according to bible law – ‘If a man forces a woman, he shall die’.

This is an ugly and sad topic, yet needs addressing. When we obey the divine law, from which our precious common law is directly derived, a strong deterrent will prevent almost all of this vile behaviour.

But if a woman wears scanty seductive clothing and is found intoxicated outside a party at midnight, she puts herself at risk.

Prudence, sobriety, modesty and piety are a wiser course.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Not much good having a strong penalty if only around 2% of complaints reach a successful prosecution. Not a great deterrent.

    Women put themselves in danger every day just by existing. It’s also interesting that we don’t seem to suggest any form of dress or level of intoxication of men is much worthy of comment..

    How about we suggest that if men can’t stop themselves attacking intoxicated women late at night they should make sure they lock themselves away well before midnight.

  2. So Viv, now you’re a rape apologist & victim blamer?
    Compassion is a wiser course again, instead of such pious, pretentious, callousness.
    How’s it going with your political aspirations?

  3. I can’t even believe I am wasting energy on replying to this…

    Listen here Viv, women who wear scanty seductive clothing (oh my Goddess what even is that? By whose standards? Clearly yours) and are found intoxicated outside parties at midnight (the time of day matters? Because no woman ever was raped at 10am after a nice ladylike brunch), don’t cause rape.
    Rapists do.

    What part of that do you not understand?
    You’re basically saying it’s ok for women to be raped because if they put themselves in the way of a rapist, what do they expect.

    Let us hope your daughters or granddaughters or your mother, are never in-the-wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time – which can actually be any time of day or night, at any level of intoxication wearing any attire – because that’s when rape happens.

    Because if it were only women who wore scanty seductive clothing, found intoxicated outside parties at midnight who got raped, then you might have something.

    Alas, that didn’t apply to this woman
    https://northcoastrisingsun.co.za/99660/67-year-old-woman-raped-in-her-home/

    or this woman
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/man-charged-over-alleged-physical-and-sexual-assault-of-elderly-woman-20210125-p56wjs.html

    or this woman
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/elderly-woman-raped-in-her-home/R225MSRBA32FUA634IY6KYJINU/

    or this woman
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-54085183

    People like you cause the problem by making it the victim’s fault – you allow it to happen by taking the rapist out of the equation and pointing the finger at women.

    You’re disgusting.

    • Hear Hear, & well said Eve.
      How can people like “Mr Christian Democrats” Vyv & his supporters be so deluded they think it is reasonable to holde – let alone publicly support, such opinions? Scary to think he repeatedly stands for election!
      That anybody publicly professing such “Christian ideals” can be so misogynistic, immoral & inhuman, with such repulsive & warped views only serve to demonstrate their utter hypocrisy & total irrelevance.

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