Prosecution is the last refuge of those determined to make sure sexual assault goes unexamined, journalist Lucia Osborne-Crowley writes.
The "condescending" advice was described as reminiscent of the 1980s.
'Once somebody has been accused of rape, I believe the victim above the perpetrator.'
The point of the #MeToo campaign was to give a voice to women who have been abused and to give them a platform where they can speak out. When people of our own gender like Hopkins and Robinson mock these women they are not just letting down the sisterhood they are undermining the whole principle that those who harm others should be held responsible for their actions.
Being in an abusive relationship is like being outside and alone in a hurricane. The insults, criticism and threats weather you over time. Your worst fears and memories used against you, leaving you feeling raw and exposed. You're exhausted from all the fighting and chaos, but you just have to keep dodging obstacles.
We didn't want to talk about how a beloved public figure might be capable of abuse. But this is a conversation we need to have. Because while public opinion of this case might change, the memory of the mistrust, of the victim blaming, and the vilification of Amber Heard will remain.
Warning: Readers may find some content below triggering. Twenty years ago, when she was 16 years old, Thordis Elva was raped
Judge's comments intended to 'stop (women) getting raped in the first place.'
A judge at the centre of a rape “victim-blaming” controversy has compared her comments to warning people about locking their
'If push comes to shove, a girl who has been drunk is less likely to be believed than one who is sober at the time.'