Newsnight they are talking about rape laws anyone watching

(53 Posts)
NiceTabard Thu 06-Feb-14 22:47:14

No salient arguments so far rape victims are getting clobbered. They need a FWR Mner on there

DebrisSlide Thu 06-Feb-14 23:18:39

Why I am I suprised that it is old white men dominating the discourse? And one of them a gay one, at that.

What, exactly, have they got against justice (that we seem to happy with in every other crime) being done?

gallicgirl Thu 06-Feb-14 23:19:34

Argh the women on this panel aren't shining with glory tonight.

DebrisSlide Thu 06-Feb-14 23:20:16

We're all equal now, though, innit?

EEatingSoupForLunch Thu 06-Feb-14 23:21:01

Sadly Tabard there are plenty of women joining in the fight to reverse advantages hard won, as the deeply depressing thread on declaring an intention to TTC to potential employers, and consequent remarks on selfish women who take their legal entitlement amply demonstrate sad

DebrisSlide Thu 06-Feb-14 23:23:58

Tbh, I don't really care about the women on the panel. The ones I want to hear never get a platform, anyway. It doesn't matter how articulate you are, they only want yes-women or Katie Hopkins.

Rapists don't listen to them anyway. They just might, however, find yet another reason to continue seeing that they have a green light to continue their rapey ways if they know they have other men fighting their corner.

RiaOverTheRainbow Thu 06-Feb-14 23:26:58

There are times I think separatists have the right idea angry

scallopsrgreat Thu 06-Feb-14 23:28:12

Didn't watch it. Saw it on Twitter though. I always watch Question Time through the filter of Twitter . Saves on the blood pressure


NiceTabard Thu 06-Feb-14 23:30:21


scallopsrgreat Thu 06-Feb-14 23:30:40

I don't think it's a coincidence though that it seems to be only men who have "confusion around sexual etiquette" or problems with consent.

Sense of entitlement...

NiceTabard Thu 06-Feb-14 23:31:49

Can;t have quotas because you'd never have a quote for gay people or asian people.

yes because in UK society women are 10% or less of the population.

Oooh here we go

it discriminates against men to have all women shortlists

NiceTabard Thu 06-Feb-14 23:34:34

wow he hates women doesn;t he.

NiceTabard Thu 06-Feb-14 23:35:07

tessa is doing a shit job

NiceTabard Thu 06-Feb-14 23:36:00

do i take a gun to my own head

or buy one to take out that panel

answers on a postcard

i have had a bot wine so almost not joking

<arrested by cia>

Jinsei Thu 06-Feb-14 23:36:48

Yes tabard, he really does hate women. A true misogynist.

Jinsei Thu 06-Feb-14 23:37:39

And yes, Tessa was disappointingly crap.

He's a cock

scallopsrgreat Thu 06-Feb-14 23:40:22

Dimbleby was quite dismissive of her though. In that white males stick together type of way.

David Starkey is an arse. I'm too apoplectic to string anything more coherent together.

NiceTabard Thu 06-Feb-14 23:43:22

just <inhales sharply through nose>

it's fine. it's OK. <nods>

we just need to keep at it.

Bourdic Thu 06-Feb-14 23:44:34

Yy apoplectic is the word - perhaps the worst qt I have ever heard and that's saying something

Theoldhag Thu 06-Feb-14 23:47:26

WTF <wonders what the fuck is wrong with people> and shakes head

It is like living in an out of phase parallel dimension sometimes angry

Bourdic Thu 06-Feb-14 23:48:22

Now listening to 5 live follow up programme - glutton for punishment!

DebrisSlide Thu 06-Feb-14 23:51:17

That's what the average jury thinks, though, isn't it?

And that's why all of those lurking on these boards really need to get out there and get their voice heard, even if it's just on an AIBU thread. We cannot let the Starkeys of this world set the tone for OUR justice system or, indeed, our society. Because it's ours too.

It's our world, just as much as the middle-aged white man.

scallopsrgreat Thu 06-Feb-14 23:52:50

It was all about imaginary discrimination against men. White men at that.

No privilege there at all. None.

scallopsrgreat Thu 06-Feb-14 23:54:04

Well said Debris.

Yeah I think that every time I look at the House of Commons. Those poor white men - so under represented

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