Friday, September 28, 2012

Tasteless? RIP Jill Meagher

Jill Meagher.

If a woman drinks to excess and is raped or assaulted, is she partly to blame? As uncomfortable and difficult as this question is, the answer surely is yes."- Gavin King, LNP Member for Cairns and  Assistant Tourism Minister.

Some may consider this post  in poor taste. Surely though, how inappropriate, tasteless, thoughtless and deeply offensive the commments were from this member could never be more poignant. As far as I am aware there has never been a truly appropriate apology and retraction?

Lest we forget

1 comment:

  1. I agree. It brings home how shallow the man is. I consider it appropiate to say going out drinking increases risks for EVERYONE in many ways, at all hours, but shameful to make women feel to blame for any attack on them, at any time, for any reason. I think many have recalled Gavin King's comments these last few days in horror but perhaps like you felt it perhaps in bad taste to say it out loud.... but he said it, not you! so the only bad taste is his to own.