High Noon For Hook: Byrne On Victim Blaming

There is a silence around how sections of Irish society engage in victim blaming, and not just about rape, writes Elaine Byrne

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Elaine Byrne

17th September, 2017

Ireland got on its high horse and got George Hook’s High Noon off the air, temporarily at least.

What a terrible man George Hook is, we yelled. His default response to hold a 19-year-old woman responsible for her alleged rape by a former member of the British swim team shocked us. How dare he question what she should have done differently to prevent her rape. She put herself in danger because she ignored...

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