An anti-rape protest has been organised in Palmerston North to put a spotlight on rape culture, following the Roast Busters scandal.
The Roast Busters is a group of Auckland youths, understood to be aged 17 and 18, who allegedly had group sex with drunk, underage teenage girls and bragged about it online.
The case was yesterday referred to the Independent Police Conduct Authority after it was brought to light that four girls complained to police, but prosecutions were not made.
I don’t understand why these people are marching. It seems the Police have acted badly but the protest is not specifically targeting the Police.
… Palmerston North event co-ordinator Mark Byford said: “Hopefully it sends a message to young people, especially in Palmerston North and the wider area, that rape isn’t OK, it isn’t acceptable in society,” he said. “It’s getting our voices out there and showing to the wider public that it’s wrong and we’re taking a stand against it.”
Young people think rape is acceptable? I don’t believe that.
Rape is illegal and probably the most hated crime in our culture – especially when the victim is a young girl.
I see that “Rape Culture” is a feminist concept but I don’t get what’s going on or what they are trying to achieve. Can someone put a spotlight on rape culture protests for me please.