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Parliamentary Rapist? Try Hugger

Wow.

“I was driving to Parliament the day af

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Believe it or not, this weird “I’ve got the baby” pic is Trevor’s Twitter profile pic

ter the bullying and harassment report on the place was delivered and heard on the radio that a ‘rapist’ could be stalking the corridors and it disturbed me greatly,” he said.

However early that afternoon he realised he was the so-called “rapist” when he was summoned into the office of the Parliamentary Service boss Rafael Gonzalez-Montero to be stood down.

I can’t imagine what that must have been like. Absolutely horrible.

A colleague at the centre of an unsubstantiated complaint against him three years earlier had come forward again after complainants were urged to do so by the Speaker.

“At no time was I spoken to by the review’s head Debbie Francis which I thought I would have been considering an alleged incident had been investigated and was found to be without merit.

“It’s ironic that the review was about bullying and harassment. I feel I’ve been bullied out of Parliament and harassed within it, particularly by the Speaker’s claim,” the teary-eyed man said.

It’s like Mattress Girl. Sadly even today, there’s still people who paint her as the victim. This guy is incredibly lucky his name isn’t public.

The complaint was ruled to be unsubstantiated last year, laid two years after the incident happened.

The man said it resulted from working alongside a colleague at Parliament when a clipboard was lost.

“We searched for the clipboard which was important and with great relief we finally found it. She gave me a high five but being a little old-fashioned I hugged her back, that was honestly all there was to it,” the man said.

Two years later he said she laid a complaint and both of them were interviewed. In a written decision after the investigation last year, her claim that he hugged her from behind, pushing his groin into her, was found to be unsubstantiated and no further action was warranted.

But wait, there’s more!

The Speaker understood the same man was responsible for the two other claims of serious sexual assault. He later added one of the key dangers is no longer in the building.

The man said he’s dumbfounded but the same woman was involved in one of the other complaints. He said he passed a comment about another woman’s hair looking nice, with the original complainant telling her he was looking at her breasts.

The third complaint came following a platonic friendship he had with another colleague, who on one occasion came around to his house with her son for a cup of tea with his wife. He says he kissed her on the cheek once as he was farewelling her and he suspects she was put up to the complaint by someone else.

Again, shades of the Mattress Girl situation, where the woman scorned gets her friends to lay complaints to fake a “pattern of behaviour”. Same thing they tried to do with Kavanaugh.

This is a really bad look for Mallard. He painted parliament as a place where rapists roamed out-of-control.

Reality is, it was a non-event that was blown up, investigated and dismissed. But for some reason, Mallard decided to take something that was nothing and make it into something much bigger than it ever could have been.

One of the worst cases of bulling in parliament, ironically as part of a campaign to stop bullying.

Almost like the put the fox in charge of the hen-house. How about that?

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Rape and Responsiblity

If you feel like crossing over to a land where up is down and green is brown, have a look at this thread on Mia’s blog where among the wild and bizarre accusations thrown out by the feminists, the current final comment reads…

I think the ideological point of view you mention Dave, is the crazy idea that when rape happens in our society it is more than just one “nasty” person attacking someone, but a reflection of the sexist regime we live under.
Is it that crazy to assert that men should change their behaviour (ie stop raping women) rather than women changing theirs?
Because that is something that is not being said on ads on tv or anywhere else in the mainstream – so its good to see it said here.
MEN STOP RAPING WOMEN!

She then agrees with a previous commenter who likened the idea that “women should be careful when drinking” to telling women that their privates are like an ipod – a “piece of property”. Hm, next time my wife tells me not to go out drinking lest I get my head cracked open on the pavement after a drunken fight, I’ll try that line – “My head is not property like an ipod”!

It’d be great if we could stop rape*. Fantastic. Sadly there are evil people in the world and we have to live with that reality. It’s no use standing in front of a freight train saying “it would be morally wrong for that train driver to hit me”. It doesn’t matter how right or wrong something is, some things are just reality.

A valid point is made during the debate that of all the drinkers, only the woman is a victim – and all 3 are blamed for what happened. Except the blame is only in the eye of the beholder, it’s created in the minds of these bloggers, and they take that to bizarre extremes, vastly beyond anything the creators of the ads had in mind – warning people about drinking too much.

One of the commentors has a post on another blog where she says:

I won’t go over the points that Maia has made, but I did want to add one more issue about the ad and the rape myths it perpetuates – namely that stranger rape in a dark alley (whether you are drunk or sober) is How Rape Happens. Actually most rapists know their victims, often already very intimately. Strangers are not usually the real danger.

This one reminds me of the guy who walked onto a plane with a fake bomb, thinking the odds of 2 bombs being on board were astronomical.

That’s not how statistics work. If statistics show that most rapes are from people known to the victim, that doesn’t change the danger of a woman being drunk in a bar by herself. This ad points out that danger, the fact that there is a danger of being a victim of the same crime in a different way has nothing to do with it.

*It’d be even better if these bloggers spent their time working on ways to stop rape in the real world.

NZ Herald – Canvas and Feminism

Getting my Herald Saturday morning and opening it up, out falls Canvas as per usual.

Which reminds me of a article some weeks ago about a modern feminist.

When asked about the relevance of feminism, she gave 3 reasons why it was still needed.

1. Rape

2. Domestic Violence

3. Advertising.

Ok, first of all Rape. Yes, that’s a problem, and a serious one. But it’s almost a women’s problem by definition.

Domestic Violence though is twice as common woman against man than man beating woman. It’s true – every so often you’ll hear of a new study on the news that “stumbles onto the fact”.

Think about it. Women can beat men silly without anything ever happening but the minute a man strikes back, even once, his life is over.

Hm.

Now to the kicker, advertising.

Perhaps this would have some credibilty had the feminist in question not appeard on the cover of Canvas naked.

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