While on bail, a Christian residential program gave Jarryd Hayne the benefit of the doubt. His fellow students, mostly women, were not afforded the same consideration.
On Monday, women angrily marched for justice. Yesterday, we endured Mick Fuller’s ‘consent app’ idea. Clearly, we’ve evolved. Men have not.
This week has reinforced that the weight of memory is carried by the victim. The perpetrator can choose not to remember.
Those who decry ‘cancel culture’ are actually highlighting the power they hold, and the dissimilarity between being cancelled and being silenced.
This week, despite the horrific details, two NRL players accused of rape claimed that consent was present, and the women were to blame.