SUZANNE HARRINGTON: We need a reminder of what consent means

Barristers, judges and juries — when a teenager who is still legally a child stands before you, having had the guts and tenacity to get this far, in a public court of law, because she says she has been raped, she expects that you will take into account the seriousness of her claim, the impact of what happened to her, and the strength and bravery required to go to court in the first place.

What she does not expect is for her underwear to go on trial.

Where are we, Salem?

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