Europa.eu has both frightened us to our very core, and made us feel like we're back where we started from.
Reports from a new Eurobarometer poll show that 21% of Irish (and 27% of EU respondents) think that having sexual intercourse without consent is acceptable in certain situations.
The report goes on to say:
Eleven percent of Irish people (and 12% of EU respondents) say that being drunk or on drugs justifies sex without consent.
There was also a small number of Irish people who thought that walking home alone, wearing certain clothing and going home with someone made intercourse without consent acceptable. However, 97% of Irish and 96% of EU respondents said that violence against women was unacceptable.
Walking home alone, wearing clothes deemed 'unacceptable'?
And who were the 3% of Irish and 4% of EU respondents who think violence against women was acceptable?
Awful, awful stuff.
We're shaken to our core.