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Women are tweeting pictures of their underwear after rape case

Women are tweeting pictures of their underwear after rape case

The demonstrations took place in cities all over Ireland and featured women carrying their underwear and posters urging for accountability.

Ruth Coppinger, an Irish lawmaker, held up a pair of blue underwear in the country's Parliament on Tuesday to call attention to the case and what she called a culture of victim-blaming.

"You have to look at the way she was dressed", O'Connell said, according to a report in the Irish Examiner newspaper.

But the defence barrister's argument garnered widespread attention after she told the jury to take into account what the teenager was wearing.

"Does the evidence out-rule the possibility that she was attracted to the defendant and was open to meeting someone and being with someone", asked Elizabeth O'Connell SC.

Nearly 400 people rallied in Cork on Wednesday against the verdict, the Irish Independent reported, while the social media campaign #ThisisNotConsent gained traction globally.

The controversy led one Irish MP to hold up a lace thong in parliament to highlight "routine victim-blaming". "How do you think a rape victim or a woman feels at the incongruous setting of her underwear being shown in court?".

The accused told his senior counsel that what happened was consensual.

The chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre also criticized the use of underwear as evidence in the trial, saying there must be reforms and clearer directions at the trial level around issues such as clothing.

"So anything the defendant can do to suggest there was consent will be used", she said.

Following the trial, a viral campaign saw women posting images of their own underwear on social media, with the hashtag #ThisIsNotConsent.

Eight months ago, Ireland saw a similar protest as people spoke against the "Belfast rugby rape trial" which saw Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding found not guilty of rape at a trial in 2016.

Today's protest organised by ROSA Cork saw some 400 people march from Patrick Street to the Anglesea Street Court Complex, where dozens of thongs were hung from railings and laid on the courthouse steps.

In the capital, supporters gathered at the Spire of Dublin, where a "washing line" strung between lampposts displayed women's underwear.


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