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Raiders educated about sexual assault

By Jazz 1 February 2008 31

It probably comes as no surprise that after a few drinks rugby league players can be less than chivalrous to the fairer sex. Certainly in recent times the off the field conduct of some NRL clubs has been well publicised. The Canberra Raiders however are set to take some quite confrontational steps at improving the off field conduct of their players according to this article on ABC Online. As a first for the NRL, Canberra Raiders players will be made to listen first hand to the story of a Rape victim.

AFP officer Phil Maynard who has designed the program had this to say about it.

“A lot of people think that sexual assault is rape. They don’t think a sexual assault is being disrespectful sexually to somebody. They don’t think sexual assault is actually pinching a girl on the backside in a disco. They think that’s accepted culture, and that culture has to change.”

I think this is a positive move. It takes empahsis away from token fines, or two match suspensions for inappropriate behaviour and places it where it truely belongs, on the real social and personal impact of that behaviour.

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Doctor Evil 8:56 pm 05 Feb 08

Maybe their next program could be about not going out and getting fully p1ssed, driving your mate’s car like an unlicenced idiot, and running home to hide at mummy’s house when the cops chase you so you don’t have to face a breath test and a well deserved holiday behind bars.

Nah, that never happens…..

sepi 8:54 pm 05 Feb 08

so what’s your plan – encourage them? or ignore the problem?

Headbone 8:52 pm 05 Feb 08

Kiss my ar$% Junkett, you are the soft, caring twat who thinks that educating grown men about not sexually assaulting women is a good thing to do!!!! It sucks, majorly. You are an idiot.

Mr Evil 5:35 pm 04 Feb 08

That Brett “Hic” Mullins!

Thumper 4:07 pm 04 Feb 08

really tall, fast fullback

Brett Mullins?

howdy 4:03 pm 04 Feb 08

Maybe they thought that because it’s ok to grab each others privates on the field that women enjoyed the same treatment?

You can then see why they might require some education on the matter : P

Insert another kick to the nuts…

Fletcher123 3:43 pm 04 Feb 08

There really IS an insidious culture towards women among league players, and it’s been there for decades. I witnessed Laurie Daley, Ricky Stuart (and that really tall, fast fullback who’s name now escapes me) behaving in an appalling manner towards women in Canberra night clubs in the late 80’s and early 90’s on several occasions. There were, and still are, groupies around these teams but the players need to learn this behaviour is intolerable.
Full marks to Officer Maynard for this program.

Mr Evil 2:08 pm 04 Feb 08

“To answer Mr Evil’s Q ages ago, it was the beaver. Full of class those Raiders.”

Well, that’s just wonderful, isn’t it! I hope they continue to inhabit the bottom of the table alongside their mates, The Bulldogs.

Bludger 2:05 pm 04 Feb 08

Thanks howdy.

I feel a bit like a broken record going on and on about it’s and probably boring people to death. But I was innocently walking through a very empty club, sober even!

If a girl was accepting his advances in a private area but didn’t want to go any further I doubt he’d act like a gentleman and be happy to “just talk”. He didn’t like being rejected and was so agressive it was scary.

Good on the raiders for addresing an issue that faces all the clubs. Maybe I won’t be so cycnical about footballers from now on.

howdy 1:39 pm 04 Feb 08

Geez. It’s scary to think that if they’d do that in public what you’d be up against somewhere quieter…

I’m doing one of my imagined kicks in the guys nuts for you. Normally reserved for dheads I see on the telly… : )

Bludger 12:27 pm 04 Feb 08

To answer Mr Evil’s Q ages ago, it was the beaver. Full of class those Raiders.

I’m glad there were no smirks to be seen, but I still hate the guy who did it.

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