#ThisIsNotConsent: Victim-blaming and the State of Justice

By:CĂ©line Raynaud, BA Southeast Asian Studies The viral hashtag #ThisIsNotConsent began trending when media reports on the 6th of November 2018 highlighted a rape trial in Northern Ireland. In this trial, the defence lawyer passed the 17-year-old complainant’s underwear around the courtroom as evidence, claiming “the possibility that she was attracted to the defendant and […]