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Lauredhel is an Australian woman and mother with a disability. She blogs about disability and accessibility, social and reproductive justice, gender, freedom from violence, the uses and misuses of language, medical science, otters, gardening, and cooking.

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  1. Mindy
    Mindy at |

    I was disgusted that it wasn’t called rape, disgusted at the sentence, and disgusted that somehow these two children have become convinced that they needed these piercings. I can’t put my feelings about the rapists into polite words so I won’t.

  2. emandink
    emandink at |

    Wow. First off, I’m having a very difficult time getting my brain around the idea that a reputable piercer would even perform a genital piercing on anyone under 17 or 18. Oh wait…a reputable piercer most likely wouldn’t, although I wish I could say that inappropriate touching were uncommon during genital piercing generally, even by people with otherwise stellar reputations.

    I’m also surprised that the law would permit it (but that may be my puritan USian talking). By which I mean, non-ear piercing if anything that young without parental permission.

    Argh. Just enraging all around and shame on that judge for making excuses for these scumbags.

  3. womanistmusings
    womanistmusings at |

    How easy it is to dismiss assault as something else. This is disgusting and nothing “clinical” occured there. How could anyone let alone a child consent to assault. The asshattery of some people is astounding.

  4. napalmnacey
    napalmnacey at |

    You know me. I heard about this and NACEY SMASH! I was incoherent with rage again when I was about to post but then that awesome Kath n’ Kim graphic popped up and made me smile. Thank you!

  5. jhameia.blogspot.com/
    jhameia.blogspot.com/ at |

    OFFS.

    Just. Ugh. I just, ugh, they were probably taking advantage of the children – how can anybody not see that?! And seriously?! People BUY this “he needed to stimulate the genital area” bullshit?! AUGH! Talk about denial!

  6. chinda63
    chinda63 at |

    “She said Gregory Ford’s wife had been dying at the time of the 2007 incident.

    Judge Wilmoth said despite the assaults, the girls had been treated professionally and in a clinical manner.”

    Oh, well that’s okay then.

    Jesus H Christ on a raft.

  7. midfairy
    midfairy at |

    Methinks its another example of female misogyny [by this I mean misogyny perpetrated by a woman] –
    heres another tasty lil morsel from *the same judge*:
    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,24909916-2862,00.html

    Apparently only women who have ‘made it in a mans world’ like she has deserve any kind of real recompense.

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