Kiran Benipal, former chair of OUSU’s Campaign For Racial Awareness And Equality (CRAE), was today removed from feminist Facebook group ‘Cuntry Living’ for sharing a message described as pro-rape. The message has since been deleted, but remains visible below on her own Facebook page:
The decision to remove her over this post was not, however, obviously approved by all administrators of the group. Alyson Cruise, long-time mod (and renowned wielder of the banhammer), ‘liked’ the post on Kiran’s profile.
This is not the first we have seen of a Cruise-Benipal alliance: on the 17th of January, the former elevated Benipal to administrator status herself.
This decision was eventually rescinded after widespread outcry, although Cruise did not let go without a fight:
Aside from her comments on race-mixing and Jews (Kiran opposes both), Benipal has recently attracted controversy for remaining friends with self-confessed rapist Oluwatoyosi ‘Annie’ Teriba. The latest post is not dissimilar to a defence of Teriba (whose victims chose not to go to the police).