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The women of Pitcairn Island are angry. They say the outside world has a skewed perception of how their tiny community functions. They believe their menfolk, seven of whom go on trial today on child sex abuse charges, are victims of a miscarriage of justice.

这句话究竟是是什么意思呢?

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Post time 2004-9-29 13:57:27 |Display all floors

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The women of Pitcairn Island are angry. They say the outside world has a skewed perception of how their tiny community functions. They believe their menfolk, seven of whom go on trial today on child sex abuse charges, are victims of a miscarriage of justice

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大概意思:

这个岛上的妇女愤怒了。她们说外界完全曲解了她们这个社区的一些仪式(?)。她们相信岛上的7名男子被指控儿童性滥交,是法律误判的牺牲者。

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Post time 2004-9-29 15:18:41 |Display all floors

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The women of Pitcairn Island are angry. They say the outside world has a skewed perception of how their tiny community functions. They believe their menfolk, seven of whom go on trial today on child sex abuse charges, are victims of a miscarriage of justice

皮特肯岛的妇女愤怒了。她们说外界对他们这个小社会如何运转有所误解。她们相信岛上7名被指控对儿童实施性虐待的男子,是法律不公正的受害者。

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Post time 2004-9-29 16:02:54 |Display all floors

Background

I suppose that you need some background to understand the whole thing. This passage must be an extract from some coverage. Pitcarn island is located in the South Pacific and is the last island which still belongs to Britain. Under-age sex is a tradition of this island since there're only 47 people and they don't have much entertainment. Obviously, under-age sex is considered illegal in the US and UK so the men mentioned in the passage were charged. But some of the women believe that it's a sheme designed by the British to get rid of the people living on the island because those 7 men are the only young men of the island.

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