Male judge describes rapist as 'brave'
SapphosRock · 21/06/2021 20:56
He will probably be out in 18 months but he's given his victim a life sentence.
RickiTarr · 21/06/2021 20:59
Oh my. No words. He didn’t “tell the truth” until the last moment, meaning the victim was all keyed up for the ordeal of a trial. Poor woman. How much credit does he really warrant for rape, thr acts to kill and then - eventually- telling the truth about it all?
Ostara212 · 21/06/2021 22:23
My heart goes out to his poor victim. This really is the final fucking insult. Germaine Greer was spot on. 'Women have very little idea of how much men hate them'.
So much this.
Is it worth a complaint? Language and the associated influence etc?
Librariesmakeshhhhappen · 21/06/2021 22:30
On one hand, I'm really angry because language is very important in the law and a judges remarks can have repercussions so their words should be chosen carefully. Brave isnt the right word here, not exactly, honest or open maybe would been better. However, I really dont think it's all the terrible. The judge was talking about his initial interview where he immediately admitted his guilt. The judge also said that his brwvyer deserted him when he changed his story and pretended not to understand what the interview had been about.
So, he was commended for being honest and then chastised for living and dragging it to this stage in court.
I do think, no matter what the crime is, that people should be commended for honesty in the first instance. And if they flip flop, they should be given a dressing down for that nonsense. So I can see what the judge was getting it, but he should have been much more precise with his words and a lot more forceful in his rebuke at how the rapist handled everything after that initial interview.
BewareTheBeardedDragon · 22/06/2021 00:11
I have come to the realisation recently that a man will always have any excuse he chucks around given weight, will always be credited and lauded for what should be basic requirements of humanity, will always be held to a lower baseline standard than a women in our society - which, despite lip service paid to equality yadda yadda, is still steeped in misogyny when you scratch the surface.
It is shameful and that judge should reflect deeply on their choice of words.
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