I hate writing these posts. I just keep saying the same thing over and over.:
Rape is an act of violence.
I don’t understand how people can not realise that the violation of a woman’s body is ALWAYS an act of violence.
I am so sick of people apologising for Ched Evans as if he was a 6 year old who stole a sweetie from the corner shop on a dare.
The man is a convicted rapist. He chose to rape a woman who was so intoxicated that she could not consent.
Finnigan’s words (transcribed by buzz feed) are harmful:
Finnigan, 66, spoke out in support of Evans, saying the rape wasn’t violent and that he’d “served his time”.
She said: “He’s served his time. The rape – and I’m not by any means minimising any kind of rape – but the rape was not violent. He didn’t cause any bodily harm to the person.”
This is precisely why Evans & his merry band of rape apologists and rapists don’t think Evans has committed a crime. Finnigan has summed up Evan’s defence and numerous appeals in two short sentences. She hasn’t given a thought to the victim (who has had to leave the country after Evan’s mates outed her.
Finnigan needs to take specialist training for her local rape crisis to understand the law on rape and the consequences for women. She also needs victim awareness training to understand trauma.
Then, Finnigan needs to stand up on Loose Women and apologise properly to every single rape victim in the country for telling them that a man shoving his penis inside you isn’t an act of violence. Because, rape is an act of violence.
Ched Evans is a violent rapist.
And those who make statements about grades of rape only help rapists.