Response to “Rough path to justice for gang rape victims”
Fourteen and her innocence already stripped from her like an Olympic medal, three torturous years of trial and still no sound and just verdict. A tremendous amount of evidence against five brothers but yet no justice. “Rough path to justice for gang rape victims” a feature article written by Paul Sheehan outlines the injustice represented in our Australian society and underlines the significant faults in our legal system. Sheehan speaks with anger and utter disappointment with our legal system and succeeds in the exposing of this case. Sheehan’s interpretation of the case convinces you to sympathise towards T and X and leaves us as an audience questioning our so called ‘legal system.
Injustice screams through this text, and is represented with the actions of the courts and quotes. “The boys were raping us all over again by the way they were able to screw the system, mock us, and mock the courts”. This quote is highlighted and for very good reason, this statement is confronting and dramatic which forces us to form hatred towards the offending brothers and to start to generate our own opinions of the case. “Spent millions of tax payers’ money, so they could have so many barristers and keep sacking them to delay the trials”. The courts allowed the brothers to hire and fire several barristers delaying the trials further extending the pain of X and T in particular. The use of this statement is to uncover the actions of our courts, allowing these sickening brothers to defer and defer their possible reckoning. These techniques assist us to form opinions of the case and to side with Sheehan in his argument.
The representation of males in this article does not do the gender justice. We are presented with five contemptuous brothers and a blinded father. Sheehan has characterised them as evil, sick and oblivious. We are not given very much information about the father, but we are given this very significant...