Below is an edited snapshot of comments on Unilad’s facebook status ‘apologising’ for an article on their website (click on it to see the comments). This article contained the following:
“If the girl you’ve taken for a drink… won’t ‘spread for your head’, think about this mathematical statistic: 85% of rape cases go unreported.
“That seems to be fairly good odds.”
The writer then adds at the bottom of the piece: “Uni Lad does not condone rape without saying ‘surprise’.”
Stavvers is on the money with why this is so wrong right here.
There’s a violence implict in all of these comments, but some of them contain explicit threats – it’s perhaps worth noting that people were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for far less serious (and far more jovial) facebook postings during the riots. Owen Langstone in particular might want to reflect on that.
I see the old ‘freedom of speech’ chesnut is being rolled out again. If you ever see any of these people in real life feel free to tell them that they’re wankstains on the trouser leg of humanity to their face – they won’t mind one iota – indeed, they’ll recognise you as a fellow ‘banterer’ and show the utmost respect to your right to free speech.