I believe her and, as a parent, I’m fearful

I believe her

I believe her, the Belfast girl, but as a parent of a girl, I want her to grow up in a world where things are different.

I’m a woman. A woman who has never been raped. Thankfully. The ordeal of rape is a horrific one, no doubt. The girl in the Belfast rape trial outlined just how horrific it is. She was abused. She was degraded. She was exposed. Then she was vilified and after all that she was discredited by Northern Ireland’s appalling misogynistic legal system. I believe her.  Continue reading