So despite knowing he was wrong to claim rape, Trev just went there anyway?
National is renewing calls for House Speaker Trevor Mallard to resign amid new revelations he repeated an allegation against a former staffer in public after having been advised it was false.
Mallard came under fire in December last year after more than $300,000 in taxpayer money was spent to settle his legal battle with a former parliamentary staffer accused of sexual assault, which Mallard had described as tantamount to “rape”.
In the hyper real moment of the now in woke world, all men are rapists, all white people are racists and anyone defending free speech is an actual uniform wearing Nazi.
In such a nuanced post Me Too cultural landscape, ALL women must be BELIEVED, the evidential threshold is anything said on Twitter and due process is a heteronormative white cis male privilege.
You would have thought that after The Spinoff and Feminist journalist hit job at Stuff insinuating that Jacinda and Labour had covered up a serious sexual assault that Trev would be a tad more sceptical, but jaw droopingly he wasn’t.
Trev went woke and accepted a radical new definition of rape…
The man claimed the three allegations were related to hugging a colleague, complimenting another colleague on her hair, and kissing another on her cheek as he said goodbye to her after she visited him and his wife for tea.
However, the first complainant alleged he hugged her from behind, pushing his groin up against her, and that he was staring at the breasts of the woman who’s hair he complimented.
…that’s apparently the definition now. There is now talk of a second earlier complaint that Trev is attempting hang all of this on, but that reeks of desperation rather than justification.
Trev’s attempt to get down with the kids and their new trigger threshold definitions was akin to GrandDad mistakenly doing a Nazi salute tic tok dance and accidentally sending it to all his contacts.
So based on how well Trevor was actually doing at his job as Speaker, I think we should forgive this bewilderingly poor judgment call as the sad over compensation cultural virtue signal it was.
I know, I know. The guy who was called a rapist by the Speaker of the House has had his career destroyed and mangled while costing us a fortune, but this is the new cultural landscape of subjectively perpetual wounds and a bonfire of reputations and careers will be burnt before that feminist rage has been sated.
In the new justice of the Woke, it is far better 9 innocent men are destroyed than 1 guilty man walks free.
Just be thankful it didn’t cost as much as Trevor’s bloody slide.
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