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Please tell me what you think of this piece of slut shaming journalism

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FrameyMcFrame Sat 14-Jan-17 08:01:48

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/mum-caught-having-sex-whitley-12433861#ICID=sharebar_facebook
Where is the photo shaming the man, or does he get a penis pass?

StealthPolarBear Sat 14-Jan-17 08:07:48

He's not from tbe north east. If I was being kind I'd assume that was the reason

twinklefoot Sat 14-Jan-17 08:08:02

Blimey that is unbelievable!

StealthPolarBear Sat 14-Jan-17 08:09:43

In fact I do think that's the reason. However I doubt there is a similar story in a Yorkshire newspaper focusing on him

FrameyMcFrame Sat 14-Jan-17 08:16:17

But why is it necessary to mention what she was wearing for instance? So the fact that she had stilettos on is relevant because that makes her more slutty or what?

Sukitakeitoff Sat 14-Jan-17 08:18:00

The police officer's faux shock at finding a couple (shock horror) having sex in a car is hmm too.

I feel sorry for the couple involved, who don't appear to have done an awful lot wrong and certainly don't deserve to be named and shamed in the press. The description of the woman's clothing is completely irrelevant and gratuitous.

StealthPolarBear Sat 14-Jan-17 08:18:14

Very true

StealthPolarBear Sat 14-Jan-17 08:18:32

He did a lot wrong imo

whattheseithakasmean Sat 14-Jan-17 08:20:42

The relevance of the dress and the stilettos is that she claimed to be out for a walk to the lighthouse - so what she was wearing is actually relevant in the context of this story as she was not in walking clothes.

Just a silly little local story, I don't think it is fair to link to it and bring it to national attention. I think you should ask Mumsnet to remove the link.

Datun Sat 14-Jan-17 08:21:15

Weren't they mentioning what she was wearing to discredit their story? They said they were going for a walk but the judge didn't believe them because she was wearing high heels.

FlappyRose Sat 14-Jan-17 08:21:15

Maybe because he admitted it and was cautioned, whereas she denied it and there was a court hearing.

Datun Sat 14-Jan-17 08:21:41

Yes, he pleaded guilty so was cautioned, but she didn't so it had to go to court.

UptheAnty Sat 14-Jan-17 08:22:15

From what I gather from newspapers .. the woman is the focus because when they were caught the man accepted the caution but she refused. Apparently the female refused to admit what they were so obviously doing and gave the officers no option. That's why she's in court and the focus.
She should have just accepted the caution- she was in the wrong and is not above the law.

Sukitakeitoff Sat 14-Jan-17 08:22:54

Have just reread and seen that the man is married with kids, so clearly what he did is morally wrong.

But they sound as if they were in a fairly secluded spot, at midnight, in January. Not much chance of being seen by members of the public, and just bad luck they were caught by a patrol car. I'm surprised it was worth spending court time on the. Couldn't they just have been asked to move on? Or possibly cautioned at the most?

TheHiphopopotamus Sat 14-Jan-17 08:23:03

The article is mainly about her, I presume, because she's denied it and it's gone to court. He admitted it and was cautioned at the police station.

Sukitakeitoff Sat 14-Jan-17 08:24:10

Ah cross-posted.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Sat 14-Jan-17 08:24:14

They mentioned the stilettos because it seemed to contradict her story that they had gone there for a walk.

Maybe she's being slut shamed but the main thing I took from the article was that she was denying the incident too place whereas he admitted it.

Seems like a big fuss about nothing in my opinion. Can't believe the the police officer said he was shocked by what he saw.
I know a few police officers, some of the shit they have to deal with is awful. This wouldn't be a shocking situation to them.

Sixisthemagicnumber Sat 14-Jan-17 08:26:02

Rhanrticke seems to focus on her because the court case was about her. The man didn't go to trial because he admitted outraging public decency at the police station and was fined. The bit about stilettos becomes relevant when she said she was just there to go for a late night walk as her shoes were not appropriate for that. The prosecution would have used that excuse to discredit her story, hence the stilettos being relevant. Had they both been on trial we might have heard more about the man.

NotLadyPrickshit Sat 14-Jan-17 08:26:12

In all honesty I'm completely shocked that the police did anything other than chuckle & ask them to move on...

public indecency??? Was the lighthouse exceptionally busy with tourists in the early hours of a freezing cold January morning?

GirlOverboard Sat 14-Jan-17 08:26:14

Well of course she's the focus of the article, she's the one who's on trial after all.

Maybe if she'd admitted it like him she wouldn't have her face splashed across the papers and she'd have saved the public a lot of money. I'm struggling to find any sympathy for her.

Sixisthemagicnumber Sat 14-Jan-17 08:26:47

Cross posted with others.

StealthPolarBear Sat 14-Jan-17 08:28:36

It does seem a bit ridiculous. Who was the victim here.

StealthPolarBear Sat 14-Jan-17 08:29:33

And that is a long way to drive for lighthouse sex.
<attempts flashing joke>
<gives up>

Finola1step Sat 14-Jan-17 08:30:35

He admitted it, took the caution. She lied, went to court and her story unravelled because of what she was wearing at that time of year. So yes, she gets the press attention because not only is she a woman (a mother no less!) but she made up a stupid story, lied, got found out and has been convicted. So there is more to this than "slut shaming".

QuiltedAloeVera Sat 14-Jan-17 08:30:39

She told some ridiculous lies and refused to accept the caution, which is why it went to court.

Car parks along that stretch of coast seem to be something of a focus for anti-social/criminal behaviour - the police absolutely should be checking them out. They were probably looking for drug-related stuff and found those two instead.

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