Chiefs’ Stripper Scandal
The Chiefs’ rugby team stripper scandal has been in the news for weeks now. The only real scandal is how feminist forces have behaved and how media have milked it in such an unbalanced, misandrist fashion.
Stripper ‘Scarlette’ made allegations about the behaviour of Chiefs players who hired her to ‘perform’ at their end-of-season celebrations. Her allegations were of criminal offending for which the maximum punitive tariff is 20 years imprisonment plus lifelong punishment on a sex offenders register. She has used opportunities to spout her allegations through social media and news media, at the same time claiming she just wants to be left alone and refusing to cooperate with a Police investigation that might have led to her allegations being tested in Court through a prosecution. Convenient.
Allegations made in that way surely deserve little respect or credibility. Nevertheless, the Rugby Union investigated the allegations, as they are legally entitled to do. Their investigation included interviewing the accused players, bar staff and other witnesses, and concluded that the evidence did not support Scarlette’s allegations or warrant any disciplinary action against any player. The feminists including feminist forces in our Human Rights Commission didn’t like that outcome and preferred to give ongoing weight to Scarlette’s uncorroborated allegations, essentially assuming they must be true and concluding that NZ rugby players and indeed the rest of the country need to change their ‘culture’ in order to show respect towards women. They prepared and signed an open letter to that effect, also insinuating that the Rugby Union’s investigation was a corrupt whitewash but providing no evidence for this.
‘Showing respect towards women’ appears now to require believing without question anything a woman says regardless of the evidence. It requires us all to respect a woman who seeks profit from taking off her clothes in front of others, and who offers ‘extras’ for more money, involving touching and indecencies. Because this had been contrary to the rules of the agency that provided her with work, she was removed from that agency’s listings. The coven of feminist misandrists supporting Scarlette didn’t mention any of that of course, and it would probably make little difference to their insistence that women should always be respected and believed. Sugar and spice and all things nice.
The likely truth of the matter may well be that Scarlette did not provide a good performance and she did not manage competently her role of group leadership. A performer has the attention of the audience and has considerable power to provoke that audience. When entertainer Tiki Taane sang a song the police believed might influence the audience undesirably, he was cuffed and jailed by police. But then, he’s a male. Respect for women also seems to require never holding a woman accountable for her wrongdoing.
Scarlette complained that she was short-changed for her services. That was probably the main issue that inspired her to take revenge on the players. Hell hath no fury as a woman underpaid. It’s a shame that false allegations made in public require private prosecution rather than being a police matter.
The Rugby Union has made the mistake of trying to appease the feminists lynch mob. They appear to be so frightened that they have not been clear and assertive in their support of the accused players and their finding that Scarlette’s allegations were largely false. They muddied the waters by issuing the team with a warning essentially not to hire strippers or do other things that might be unsafe for the marque’s PR, and this allowed Ms Devoy and her human rightists a foot in the door with which to keep kicking the accused players. There have been demands for the Chiefs players and/or leadership to apologize to Scarlette and to show remorse, and unfortunately some rugby leaders have supported such nonsense. In my opinion the Rugby Union should have commenced, and still should commence, defamation proceedings against Scarlette that will force her allegations to be tested.
The saga so far has been an amazing display of feminist immorality, their tactics in the war against men, of white-knight gullibility and of other weak-kneed people giving in to feminists.