Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Rape culture; sexual violence; victim-blaming.]

"All she would have had to do was to close her legs...it's as simple as that. Why didn't she do that? ...The reason she didn't do that was because the sex was consensual, as easy as that."—Wellington NZ Defense Attorney Keith Jefferies, during his trial defense of a club bouncer who raped an inebriated 20-year-old woman in an alley after promising to get her into the club, which her friends had already entered.

Wellington Rape Crisis manager Natalie Gousmett called Jefferies' argument "disgusting" and "disrespectful," which is polite.

The good news is that Jefferies' client was found guilty, despite his reprehensible victim-blaming.

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