Martin Cullen says media intrusion is like “rape”
MamanPoulet brings us the news that Minister Martin Cullen, as a guest speaker at a seminar on defamation, described the media intrusion he experienced over false allegations concerning Monica Leech as akin to “rape.”
Really? I don’t think it was like that at all because it couldn’t possibly be anything like rape. Certainly, and as he described it yesterday, he and his family may have gone through “horrendous” experiences during this time. Those are the terms to describe what they went through, not violent sexual assault.
His experience with the media could not possibly be comparable to any form of violent sexual assault.
You would think, really, that a cabinet fucking Minister – who would have been advised in detail over the Ryan and Murphy reports concerning endemic child rape and abuse in Ireland, and who ought to be very much aware of issues around rape in Ireland through his colleague responsible for justice and criminal law – would know better. But no. Poor fucking Martin.
I wonder if any of Ireland’s NGOs/networks who work with survivors of rape and abuse will have any comment today. Blogger Mór Rígan describes how it feels to hear his crass comments as a survivor of rape. Cullen should have a read.
Martin Cullen’s contact details (you know, if you want to tell him what you think, like):
8 Ballinakill Crescent, Ballinakill, Waterford
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