Here is the message the police are sending out to the community: if you are a young gay man who tickles a girl you don’t know at the MARDI GRAS, the police will slam you down to the ground twice and punch you repeatedly because you ‘assaulted a woman’. But if you are the five men who abducted and gang raped a young girl, their message is; ‘‘Police are urging women to walk in groups and stay in well-lit areas after a group of a men preyed on [read, gang-raped] a teenager as she left a party in Sydney’s northwest.’’
Rather than focus your attention on what the women could do differently, would it not be more effective, Police, to somehow let the rapists know that they shouldn’t be raping teenage girls who walk alone in dark-lit areas?
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