The Code of Silence.
An interesting programme.
I found the "team education" session eye-opening, the young woman tricked into having sex with two men, then the contrast of the young man being raped by men and the contrast in the opinions of the footballers.
Particularly the last poor young bloke who they used as a sound grab to prove that the whole respect women thing has a long way to go. His statement (paraphrased), that it doesn't matter what you do to the woman, as long as you treat her well afterwards, put her in a taxi and send her home, it's OK.
And tell me, I can't work it out. Why did the blonde piece in the t-shirt, knickers and shoes (and that's all), at the Normanby, picking up footballers, why did she really, really make me angry? Is it any wonder that young, inexperienced girls are abused by these blokes when they have the attitude that they do and women like Charmayne (I think that's her name), sleep with footie players? I know that she does it in her terms, but what about the girls who are naive or innocent and don't understand that it might be a bit risky to go back to a bloke's room alone*?
*I know it's not every bloke, but it seems to have something to do with the pack mentality of the "team" and the total immaturity and insensitivity of the young blokes.
As for John's apology on The Footie Show last week, what a waste of time. Who was he apologising to and what was he apologising for?
Because nothing's ever happened about these assaults, no charges laid, the opinion seems to be that it is all right to behave like this and it must have been consensual. How would they feel if it was their mother, sister, girlfriend who was assaulted and degraded like this? "Oh, it's OK, I said sorry and put her in a taxi."
The attitudes of the commenters also shows that there's a long way to go before "she asked for it" and the blokes are the victims no longer is an excuse to let antisocial behaviour and sexual assault pass by without comment or condemnation.