‘When rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it’ – Tory councillor

More outrageous comments and disgusting attitudes from the party, whose members gave us such bon mots as ‘the homeless are what you step over when you come out of the opera’. This particular massively insensitive woman is a Tory councillor in Cheltenham. There was a scandal there a few years ago the Lib Dem council made some kind of corrupt land deal with developers, so that homes built for the rich were put up on good, uncontaminated land, while those for the poor were built on a polluted, former industrial site. As for what this woman has said, one of the constant problems of prosecuting this crime is the low conviction rate, and campaigners against rape are naturally extremely concerned about the trivialisation of this serious sexual assault. The councillor should be properly punished to show that such comments and insensitivity is not acceptable.

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'Stop rape': You don't stop it by telling people to lie back and enjoy it, Tory councillors! ‘Stop rape’: You don’t stop it by telling people to lie back and enjoy it, Tory councillors!

Is this how the Tories think we proles should endure their ‘reforms’, perhaps?

From the Daily Telegraph:

“A Tory councillor has apologised after likening housing development to a sex attack, saying “when rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it” during a council meeting.

“Barbara Driver, a former mayor, stunned colleagues by using the phrase to describe how powerless planners are to control a housing development.

“She said: “There is a saying and I am going to say it: When rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it.”

“Cllr Driver is now facing calls to resign from Cheltenham Borough Council after her “repulsive” comments provoked fury from colleagues, constituents and sex abuse charities.

“The 77-year-old – who last year led a report looking at sexual exploitation – has apologised but said she…

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One Response to “‘When rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it’ – Tory councillor”

  1. Joanna Says:

    I wouldn’t give any time worrying, she is obviously after attention. Come 2015 who is ever going to remember her, she is trying, in the worst way, to keep her party in peoples thoughts, and she has already got people talking about her crap opinions, that is all they are, and admit it or not, it is working.

    Beings such as her deserve to be ignored, also if anything as soul destroying as rape happened to her, or her loved ones, who do you think is going to demand justice for such a terrible act, that’s right. She will!!!!

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