Women post photos of their underwear after lawyer cites teen's thong in Irish rape trial
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Hundreds of women have taken to Twitter to share photos of their underwear in protest after an Irish lawyer earlier this month reportedly brought up the underwear a teenager was wearing while defending the man accused of raping her.

Multiple women have tweeted photos of their underwear using hashtags like #Thisisnotconsent and #metoo while accusing the attorney of victim-blaming. 

The viral outrage comes a week after a 27-year-old man was acquitted of raping a 17-year-old girl in Ireland, the BBC reported.

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The accused man’s senior counsel, Elizabeth O'Connell, prompted a wave of protests in the country after she told jurors to “look at the way” the young girl was dressed, saying: “She was wearing a thong with a lace front."  

"Does the evidence out-rule the possibility that she was attracted to the defendant and was open to meeting someone and being with someone?" O'Connell was quoted as stating during the trial. 

The outcome of the rape trial also reportedly led to a series of protests in Ireland, including one Irish MP displaying a lace thong in Parliament to address "routine victim-blaming".