Friday 15 December 2017

Men are equally appalled by rape

Madam – As a father of two adult daughters I also strongly deplore the rape of the young woman as described by Carol Hunt (Sunday Independent, March 24, 2013).

There is no excuse for this terrible behaviour and sad to hear of the support for the rapists rather than the victim. I am also disappointed to see how Carol Hunt widened her horror at what happened to say this represented a move to some sort of gender war.

Most men would be equally appalled by all rape but would understand that this type of crime is committed by a very small number of men. Her report should not escalate it into something like men versus women in general and society colluding in the evil being carried out. The sentence in court will confirm society's attitude to this crime.

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