Please Keep Football RAPIST FREE- An Open Letter to ITV, Judy Finnigan and Sheffield United

13Oct14

That Feminist Life

Dear Judy Finnigan,ITV and Sheffield United,

This is regarding your comments/sympathy for Ched Evans that appeared on the talk show.

I am sure you have heard this before but let me explain and ask you a few things-

Causing bodily harm

You said “he did not cause any bodily harm”. Isn’t the act of rape itself an act of violating someone’s physical boundaries and causing them physical and mental harm?

I am not sure if you are aware but may be you must dig deeper about the mental trauma that any victim has ever gone through. Especially if their rapist has a celebrity status which makes the victim vulnerable to secondary victimization and a target of his fans and followers. Rape is violence. Period.

If by ‘causing bodily harm’ you meant raped by an iron rod or hanged on a tree to death (as happened in India) then…

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