Originally posted by riley
Originally posted by Dock9
reply to post by riley
I appreciate everything you've written here, as I'm sure do all who'll read it
It's a very complex and emotion-arousing issue, isn't it ? Which is why the poll results (50% of women blame female rape victims) are worthy of discussion and analysis
We could also add to what you've said by including the mature-aged Australian woman who was drugged and raped on a cruise. The rapists stuck together and denied all charges for a long time, claiming the victim had been willing.
So they not only stole her dignity and rights (and consciousness !) when she was alive -- they defamed her when she was dead and unable to defend herself.
Imagine being the husband and child of that poor woman, trying to cope with her death --unable to even bury her with dignity but being instead compelled to wait until the coroner had concluded examination -- and having to listen to and see the lurid headlines where she was accused by several men of being a willing party to drunken sex with all of them
That really was a shameful case. P&O have alot to answer for. At least women are now aware of what kind of danger they could be in if they go on one of their cruises.
Nothing about her made me think she was into orgies or drugs.. yet they still tried to put that spin on it. The more I heared about them the more I wondered just how many victims they left in their wake. I believe these kind of gang rapes are organised and planned. Sick world we live in.
au.news.yahoo.com...Dianne Brimble 'unknowingly drugged'
More than eight years after Dianne Brimble's sordid and humiliating cruise ship death, a coroner has confirmed what her family knew all along.
"She was unknowingly drugged by unscrupulous individuals who were intent on denigrating her for their own gratification," Coroner Jacqueline Milledge found on Tuesday.
In 2007, Ms Milledge abruptly ended a 66-day inquest into Ms Brimble's death, but she resumed the inquiry soon after three men had been convicted in relation to the case but not in relation to the death.
Ms Milledge found the alcohol-affected 42-year-old mother of three children died of the effects of the illegal drug GHB, also known as fantasy, on board a South Pacific P&O cruise ship in September 2002.
"The manner of death is the administration of that drug by a known person," she said at Balmain Local Court.
Outside court, her ex-husband Mark Brimble and her partner at the time of her death, David Mitchell, said they were pleased with the findings about the mother of their children.
"Somebody has finally got it right," Mr Brimble said.