Michael Hayes, 20, (pictured) of Wallington, Surrey, molested the woman as she was walking along Bridge Street in Westminster, central London (right).
The comments in this article make me feel sick. A man assaulted an off-duty police officer by grabbing her bum and the officer chased after him and caught him. Now the comments are saying that she over-reacted or they offer some insults for her.
We hear it all the time in newspapers and on the internet, if a drunk woman gets raped then it’s her fault because ‘what did she expect? She was drunk.’ Here we have a guy who is drunk yet that’s seen as an acceptable excuse for bad behaviour? This guy did something wrong by grabbing at this woman yet somehow the woman is being blamed for this because she’s over-reacting???
FOR FUCKS SAKE!
People wonder why we still need feminism and this is why! There’s still double standards; women are STILL treated differently from men. A man can do something horrible to a woman yet it still becomes her fault:
Raped? She was probably drunk or wearing skimpy clothes.
Had her bum grabbed? She’s over-reacting.
Got smacked around by her partner? She probably did something to piss him off and deserved it.
Sorry but that’s shit. I know plenty of men who can walk near a drunk scantily-clad woman and yet they resist the urge to rape her. I know plenty of men who don’t grab the bums of random women. I know plenty of men who don’t beat their partners. Placing the blame on something the woman did wrong is suggesting that men have no control over their actions and that us women are just harpies controlling their every move.