Saturday 17 May 2014

"My Slogans Belong To ME!"

“I think it was the fact that they were chanting feminist slogans, but in this case it was drunken men staggering and chanting in a jostling way.
It was taking slogans out of their context and presenting them in a way that was offensive.”
So claims an unnamed 22-year-old female Oxford student who filmed the incident on her mobile phone. And now the police are involved, apparently:
Thames Valley Police issued a statement which said: “We received a call on Sunday which was a report of a group of men using offensive language in Cornmarket Street, Oxford, on Saturday evening at approximately 7.30pm.
Our officers are in the early stages of making enquiries.”
The 'offensive language' seems to be...well, not really that offensive, except to that small subset of human who appears to have lost all sense of proportion:
Some members of the group, who are out of shot and not identifiable in the video, can be heard chanting “rape, rape, rape”, “she’s too young” and “15 years”.
And this merits police action? Seriously?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you mentioned rape without writing 'TRIGGER WARNING! DANGER!' How inconsiderate and how upsetting. Tut tut.