From today’s West Australian:
School bans sex victim from ball … but offender can go: “A private high school has banned a former student from attending its senior school ball because a boy who had sexually assaulted her will be there.
The father of the 16-year-old girl said she had been assaulted when she had too much to drink and fell asleep at a party this year. He reported it to police, who charged the student with aggravated sexual penetration without consent. The boy pleaded guilty and was given a six-month community-based order.
The principal of the school, which is not named for legal reasons, said he understood a court order was in place that barred the two teenagers being near each other. He said the boy was still enrolled and had not broken any school rules, so he was entitled to attend events such as excursions and the school ball.
‘An issue happened outside of school, not related to school and was dealt with outside of school,’ the principal said. ‘We’re just adhering to the court order that we believe to be in place by saying our currently-enrolled student is allowed to go to our school ball, but because there’s a court order saying these two people cannot be in the same venue, this parent’s daughter, who is not a currently enrolled student in our school, can’t be. ‘I have no room to move on this. We were simply following what we believe to be legal processes.’
The girl, who left the school at the end of last year to do a vocational course, said she was devastated to find out last week she would not be permitted to attend the ball. She had been invited as the guest of a female friend who was still a student and had bought a $100 ticket, a $300 dress, make-up and jewellery and she had booked a hairdresser.”
Things to note:
– Raping your fellow students is apparently not against this private school’s rules in any way.
– Rape is just “an issue”, kinda like not wearing your boater hat properly, or listening to your iPad between classes, or chewing gum in uniform, only with fewer in-school consequences.
– It’s very important that we all know that the victim had “had too much to drink”. We can’t place all the blame on the poor little rapist, now, can we? The temptation was obviously just too much for him.
– Court restraining orders are interpreted to mean that the victim has to be careful to stay away from the rapist, who can go ahead and do whateverthefuck he likes.
He is a precious private-school boy, after all. We wouldn’t want to inconvenience him or hamper his very special social life in any way. It’s only rape. Can’t a boy make a little mistake? What, do you want to ruin his life over it? Sheesh. Feminists these days.