The Outrage of the Day (Warning: Intense)

And I say ‘day’ because this sort of shit happens on a daily basis.

I’ve known for some time that Australia treats the Aboriginal people with disrespect, but this is so far beyond the pale that I don’t think there are words (and make no mistake – the relationship between Aboriginal Australia and white Australia makes a huge difference here):

NINE men who pleaded guilty last month to gang-raping a 10-year-old girl at the Aurukun Aboriginal community on Cape York have escaped a prison term, with the sentencing judge saying the child victim “probably agreed” to have sex with them.

I have no coherent reaction to this.

There is more:

Cairns-based District Court judge Sarah Bradley ordered that the six teenage juveniles not even have a conviction recorded for the 2005 offence, and that they be placed on a 12-month probation order.

Judge Bradley sentenced three men over the age of consent of 16 – aged 17, 18 and 26 – to six months’ imprisonment, with the sentence suspended for 12 months.

Because the 28-day appeal period has expired, the sentences cannot be altered.

….just go read the whole thing.

Via Feministe.

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