A criminal trial in Ireland, in which the lawyer of a man accused of rape cited the lacy underwear worn by a woman as a sign of her consent, has ignited outrage across the country and beyond. During the closing argument, the defense lawyer asked the jury to consider the underwear worn by the year-old woman at the time prosecutors said she was raped in a muddy alleyway by a year-old man. She was wearing a thong with a lace front. The man was acquitted, and the case immediately drew calls for accountability and sparked a national dialogue about consent and victim blaming.
Social impact of thong underwear
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This was what a defence lawyer in Cork, Ireland, implied in defending a man, 27, accused of raping a year-old girl. The Irish Examiner reported that Senior Counsel Elizabeth O'Connell said in her closing remarks of the rape trial earlier this month: "Does the evidence outrule the possibility that she was attracted to the defendant and was open to meeting someone and being with someone? She showed a thong, a piece of underwear with a strip of fabric at the back that exposes the buttocks, to the jury of eight men and four women. Ms O'Connell's argument and the acquittal sparked outrage in Ireland as hundreds of people took to the streets in protest. It also led to a global movement of women posting pictures of their thongs on social media with the hashtag ThisIsNotConsent. In Singapore, the Association of Women for Action and Research Aware joined in condemning the practice of victim-blaming in sexual assault cases.
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The social impact of thong underwear has been covered extensively in the media, ranging from a ban on wearing thongs to thongs for the underaged. The rise of thong usage has been asserted by Christian minister Oneil McQuick to be linked to a rise of sexualization in society,  and by Christian writer Philo Thelos to be linked to a rise in a desire to go unclothed. Monica Lewinsky gave evidence during the Lewinsky scandal that she was flirting with Bill Clinton in Leon Panetta 's office, and that she lifted her jacket to show him the straps of her thong underwear above her pants. Marketing analysts Marian L.
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