Daughters are warned, but what are sons told?

The question of rape has been all over the media in recent weeks

12th June, 2016
Women need to be vigiliant on a night out Pic: iStock

After much pleading, begging and cajoling of our parents, my friends and I were allowed on our first “proper” night out during the October mid-term in our Leaving Cert year. It was 2006.

We had thrown off the shackles of kiddie discos, and now we were going to be grown-ups. Well, our parents said we were allowed to be grown-ups, as long as we were home by a certain time.

Outfits were planned, make-up...

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