25 Apr '12, 3pm

Twitter Trolls Attack Rape Victim, Are Arrested | Care2 Causes

Twitter Trolls Attack Rape Victim, Are Arrested | Care2 Causes

Ched Evans was a successful English footballer for Sheffield United. Ched Evans is now in prison, serving a five year sentence for raping a teenager too drunk to consent to sex. So far, so good. However, after his sentencing outraged football fans and general misogynists took to Twitter to denigrate the rape victim. In a shameless display of outrage over a woman daring to defend her right to bodily integrity, Twitter trolls took to the their keyboards. #ChedEvans trended almost instantly, followed by #JusticeForChed. Some blamed the victim, focusing on her drunkenness. Other tweets were simply vile. For example, one from fellow Sheffield United footballer Connor Brown called her a “money grabbing little tramp .” Identity revealed, Tweeters arrested In addition to these insults, many also tweeted the identity of the woman. This broke English law that makes breaching the ano...

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