The level of detail in this account is both inappropriate …

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The level of detail in this account is both inappropriate and shocking. There is absolutely no need to have this ‘pornographic’ description of what has happened to these poor women.
If a woman had written this article I very much doubt that there would have been as much detail, because it is tantamount to attacking those women again. Rape is about power and control …
The men received reduced sentences for pleading guilty as the women did not have to go through the ordeal of having to relive the events of their attack. Kieran Finnane – you are a reporter, yes and you probably were in the courtroom to hear the details, yes, but do you need to prove that by providing such graphic details? Try to have a level of sensitivity to the victims and their families and friends as well as previous rape victims who might find this distressing.

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