A British teenager who was convicted of lying about being gang raped
“I have decided to give her a second chance,” the judge, Michalis Papathanasiou, told the packed courtroom, citing her age,
The woman hugged her family
Which is it? A teenager who needs protecting both from the world and her own actions. Because, you know, she’s not an adult who really knows how to deal with things.
Or a woman, strong and independent, who gets to vote on what all the rest of us can do, join the army, drink, abort a child and all that other stuff?
It’s extraordinarily difficult to be both at the same time, isn’t it?