In Ireland, a rapist acquitted because his victim had a thong: women are indignant on Twitter

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The accused's lawyer said, "Look what she was wearing, she had a lace thong". / Photo DDM archives

The case has caused an uproar in Ireland in recent days. A 27-year-old man tried for rape on a 17-year-old girl was acquitted. The jury, consisting of eight men and four women, declared him not guilty and unanimous. But it is the advocacy of the accused's lawyer that is controversial. At the end of her defense, the lawyer said, "Look what she was wearing, she had a lace thong." And to highlight that the dress of the girl had seduced the accused. The latter assured that the sexual relation was granted. A version that denies the victim.

Since the acquittal of this man, a wave of indignation has won the social networks. Under the hashtag #Thisisnotconsent, this is not a consent, women share pictures of their underwear to denounce the culture of rape.

"Whether they are tiny or huge like a tent, no matter what we wear, these underwear do not prove that we are consenting," rebels this surfer.

"It's not because my pants are cute that they want to say that I'm consenting," protests another.