Clothes are not responsible for rape

first_imgEmail Advertisement NewsCommunityHealthClothes are not responsible for rapeBy Bernie English – January 24, 2019 2503 TAGSCommunityhealthLimerick City and CountyNewssupport Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Previous articleWork on 60 bed unit at University Hospital Limerick is ready to startNext articleDrop-in centre would reduce risk of suicide Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter Facebook Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students center_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin Leona O’Callaghan at the launch of the Survivors Support Anonymous group.Photo: Cian ReinhardtHANGING in an exhibition opened in Limerick this week is a first holy communion dress.It’s a replica of the clothing worn by a child when she was raped.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The dress does not hang alone. There are boys communion suits too and school uniforms, office wear, layers of jumpers and skirts put on against a cold day.The clothes are part of an exhibition called ‘Clothes Don’t Rape’ staged to coincide with the official launch of the Survivor Support Anonymous group in Limerick.“I asked people to tell me what they were wearing when they were raped and then found clothes that were as close a match as possible,” said Leona O’Callaghan, rape survivor and founder of the group.Claire Flynn, Conor O’Driscoll, Leona O’Callaghan, Criona Higgins-Spyrides, and Debbie Cole, at the launch of the Survivors Support Anonymous Pic: Cian ReinhardtThe purpose of the exhibition is to blast the myth of victim blaming by pointing to clothing as an inducement to rape or sexual assault.Speakers at the launch in the Health Hub in the city included  Ruth Coppinger TD and rape survivor Debbie Cole.Referring to the recent controversy about a woman’s underwear being introduced as mitigation in a rape trial,  Ms O’Callagan said, “Our message is clear and I hope it does not fall on deaf ears. Rapists cause rape, full stop end of sentence.“Surely the men of our country are equally insulted at the insinuation that they are so weak that a piece of clothing would influence their willingness to rape?“Whether it is a g-string, a communion suit, a short skirt or a wooly jumper like we see here, the responsibility of the choice of a perpetrator to rape another person is not shared with the person they rape depending on what that person wore. Its time our judiciary system stopped the blame game”.Ms O’Callaghan is also calling for changes in the judicial system to give rape and sexual assault victims their own legal representation.Having seen the man who raped her sentenced and his barrister pleading for mitigation on the grounds that she had only fought back once, Ms O’Callaghan said, “At 12 I did not have the ability to consent. Deciding to stop struggling when I lost that battle the first time, did not mean I consented.“I was not willing, nor was I able, nor was I wanting the rapes. There is no such thing as a non-violent rape. Asking for mitigation due to my choices in handling myself during my rape as a child is just as wrong as insinuating that a woman wearing a thong is more culpable than a woman wearing more material in their underwear”.For details of the group meetings contact 085-1492977.last_img read more

Ensuring the show must go on

first_imgIn a fascinating insight into the challenges of running anoccupational health service for the performing artist, Corkett admitted thatfirst aid skills were a big prerequisite of the job, as is the courage to senda leading actor home if he or she is simply not fit to perform. The occupational health nurse must also gain a good rapportwith other specialists, including orthopaedic consultants, ear, nose and throatspecialists and psychiatrists. Ensuring the show must go onOn 1 Jul 2002 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Comments are closed. The duties of an occupational health nurse working withinthe acting profession include an understanding of the specialised health andsafety issues within the theatre, voice care, musculoskeletal care, performanceanxiety, health screening (including audiometry) and dealing with performerswho range in age from three months to 91 years. Previous Article Next Article Dealing with the daily physical, mental and emotional needsof a team of actors was the theme of Yve Corkett’s talk on her role as the OHnurse at the Royal National Theatre. Monitoring the emotional stability of a team of actors maysound a daunting chore, but, said Corkett, actors are “no more neuroticthan other people, they are just more honest and open about theirfeelings”. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Atletico Madrid ready to offer Thomas Lemar to Arsenal in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette

first_img Comment Atletico Madrid ready to offer Thomas Lemar to Arsenal in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette Metro Sport ReporterMonday 13 Jan 2020 8:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Atletico Madrid are prepared to offer Thomas Lemar to Arsenal in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette (Picture: Getty)Atletico Madrid would offer Thomas Lemar to Arsenal in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette if their pursuit of Edinson Cavani ends in failure this January.The Spanish giants have only scored 22 goals in La Liga this season and Diego Simeone is desperate to bring in a top-class attacker to boost the club’s title chances, with Barcelona and Real Madrid five points above them in the table.Cavani is at the top of Simeone’s wishlist but Paris Saint-Germain insist the Uruguay international will not be sold, despite his contract expiring in the summer.As a result, Atletico Madrid have been scouring the market for alternative options should Cavani remain in the French capital – and this has led them to Arsenal forward Lacazette.ADVERTISEMENT Lacazette has only scored five league goals this term (Picture: Getty)Lacazette has had an underwhelming start to the season at Arsenal, scoring just six goals in all competitions, and the ex-Lyon man will be under the spotlight in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s absence.Aubameyang will miss the Gunners next three matches through suspension and Mikel Arteta has called on Lacazette and his attackers to step up to the plate.‘They now have to make a step forward now he is not able to contribute to the team with goals,’ Arteta said.‘Someone else has to do it and I want to see that reaction too.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Spaniard added: ‘Losing probably the most important player is never nice.‘We have other players that can play in that position.‘We will try to find a way and be as competitive as possible.’MORE: Sokratis Papastathopoulos backs Alexandre Lacazette to step up during Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s suspensioncenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Atleti will turn to Lacazette if PSG refuse to part with Cavani (Picture: Getty)Atleti and Simeone – who has registered a strong interest in Lacazette in previous transfer windows – are willing to offer Lemar in any potential deal for the Arsenal striker, according to Marca. The report stresses that Lacazette will only be targeted if it becomes clear that they have no chance of signing Cavani.AdvertisementAdvertisementLemar has failed to live up to expectations since his £51million move from Monaco back in 2018 and the attacking midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this winter.Reports earlier this week suggested that Chelsea had been offered the chance to sign Lemar – and the 24-year-old would be keen on a switch to Stamford Bridge.Lemar has also been on Jose Mourinho’s radar in recent weeks, but Tottenham would only be interested in a loan deal for the Frenchman.last_img read more