People are sharing pictures of lacy knickers with the hashtag ThisIsNotConsent - for an important reason. If you've been on social media this morning you may have noticed lots of people sharing pictures of their lacy underwear. People are posting the snaps with the hashtag ThisIsNotConsent - and there's an important reason why. A man was acquitted of raping a teenage girl by an Irish court last week, after her "thong with a lace front" was presented as part of the defence's closing address. This has sparked furious backlash on social media by people who are shocked that the girl's choice of knickers was used against her in court. Many have taken to Twitter to protest "victim-blaming", by posting their own undies with the ThisIsNotConsent hashtag to make a statement. One person shared a snap of a pink lacy thong, and wrote on Twitter : "I'm behind the 17 year old girl and her rape case in Cork.
Women Share Pictures Of Their Underwear After Teenager’s Thong Was Cited As Evidence In Trial
According to the Irish Examiner , the defendant being accused of rape was acquitted of all charges by a jury of eight men and four women. This is after the jury only deliberated for 90 minutes. Sparking calls to change the way rape trials are conducted.
Protests erupted in Ireland Wednesday and women around the world took to Twitter posting photos of their thong underwear in response to the outcome of an explosive rape trial that saw a year-old man acquitted of charges that he raped a year-old girl. Join protests tomorrow. In Dublin it's at Spire, 1pm. I wear lace front thongs: because I feel like it; to avoid vpl; when I'm having a laundry disaster. My underwear choice does not give any man the right to my body.