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Good grief. Salvation Army workers refuse to help rape victim

(28 Posts)
edam Thu 27-Sep-12 15:40:15

appalling. How could someone, especially someone who tries to help other people, refuse to make a phone call for a woman who has been raped?

Very depressing bunch of stories in the news this week showing so many people are still hostile to victims - including those who are paid to help them. The police and social services refused to investigate multiple cases of rape and abuse of girls in Rochdale and Rotherham, and (not on the same level, obv, but still relevant) all the people saying 'what's the problem' with the teacher absconding with Megan Stammer aged 15 (but 14 when the relationship started)...

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 03-Oct-12 19:38:36

Well, they should know about the good Samaritan. He was from a group widely disliked by Jews. He helped. That is a parable fgs. Anyway, if they work with homeless people, they would know that appearances are VERY deceptive.

Durab Thu 04-Oct-12 08:02:02

Pink, I didn't say it was right, of course it's not, which is why they've been suspended.

Can you honestly say you've never made an assumption about someone based on their appearance though?

Durab Thu 04-Oct-12 08:14:20

Maybe so MrsTP, but do you think there a long queue of people to take a job doing the night-shift at a SA centre? They made a huge mistake on this occasion, but there will be hundreds of people they have helped

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