Monday, April 14, 2014

Enjoy the Rape: British Councillor

Former mayor Barbara Driver stunned colleagues by using the phrase to describe how powerless planners are to control a housing development.
She said: "There is a saying and I am going to say it: When rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it."
Councillor Driver is now facing calls to resign from Cheltenham Borough Council after her "repulsive" comments provoked fury from colleagues, constituents and sex abuse charities.
The 77-year-old - who last year lead a report looking at sexual exploitation - has apologised but said she doesn't intend to stand down.
Speaking from her home yesterday she said: "Unfortunately it was wrong what I said.
"By no way do I condone rape - it is atrocious.
"I was trying to put across - badly I will say - the fact of developers having not put much social and affordable housing in and the council saying 
we can't do anything about it.
"But I used a term that I had heard years ago without thinking.
"It was totally dreadful. it was done without thinking about the rape bit. I know that sounds silly." (Full Story)

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