Did you know that breasts can be used as a weapon? Well, in Hong Kong, a woman has been jailed for three months for assaulting a police officer with her breast.
It appears that during Ng Lai-ying bumped the right arm of police officer Chan Ka-Po with her breast during a protest. She then screamed that she had been indecently assaulted. Well, far from being believed, she has now been accused of deliberately placing her breast on the officer so she could make a false accusation against him.
Miss Lai-Ying (that sounds so much like lying it is untrue) claimed she screamed when he placed his hand on her boob, but this was rejected by the magistrate.
“You used your female identity to trump up the allegation that the officer had molested you. This is a malicious act,” said deputy magistrate Chan Pik-kiu, adding Ng had harmed the officer’s reputation with her accusation.
Well, now a group of 200 people, men and women, are protesting against the decision. They are all wearing bra’s and have a slogan which states ‘breasts are not a weapon’.
“I believe we are all baffled as to how a breast attack works,” said Ng Cheuk Ling, a 24-year-old activist with the Hong Kong Women’s Coalition on Equal Opportunities.
“It’s ridiculous and alarming that the judge didn’t just convict the protester of assaulting police with her breast, but that her seeking help was also considered part of the assault,” she told CNN. “Should we silence ourselves in the face of sexual violence?”
“If this sets a precedent, the police will not only abuse their power but also strip women of their rights to take part in protests. Sexual harassment becomes a tactic for police suppression.”
Pro-democracy legislator “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung said the sentence was an “insult to all the women on this earth.”
“Breasts are the origins of human beings; no one can survive without the breasts of their mothers,” he told CNN.
“I think if anyone on this earth treats the breasts of women as a weapon, it’s totally outrageous.”
Now I’m not sure where I stand on this one. One of three things has happened A) The officer has had a feel whilst he was controlling the protest. B) She has accidentally touched his arm with her breast, or vice versa. At this point she has either maliciously used that to get him into trouble, or has got the wrong end of the stick C) She has touched his arm with her breast to get him into trouble. There is no proof that any of those things have happened. How you can convict on such a lack of evidence I don’t know.
A Dangerous Road
However, I also have real concerns with the woman’s word being taken for it. We are in danger of having a culture where everyone who is convicted of sexual offences is a pervert, and every person who isn’t convicted is a pervert who got away with it. We all know that there are men who escape justice. We also know there are women who make stuff up out of malice. We need to be very careful and measured about our response to any such allegations.
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