- Lawyer: Did he rape her?
- Witness: Yes, but she was drunk and passed out.
- Lawyer: That's not what I asked. Did he rape her?
- Witness: Yes, but she was wearin-
- Lawyer: I didn't ask what she was wearing. Did he rape her?
- Witness: Yes, but-
- Lawyer: I didn't ask anything else. It's just a simple yes or no answer. Did he rape her?
- Witness: Yes.
- Laywer: Yes, he raped her.
- Rape is rape is rape, no matter the context.
If women covering up their bodies worked, Afghanistan would have a lower rate of sexual assault than Polynesia. It doesn’t.
If not drinking alcohol worked, children would not be raped. They are.
If your advice to a woman to avoid rape is to be the most modestly dressed, soberest and first to go home, you may as well add “so the rapist will choose someone else”.
If your response to hearing a woman has been raped is “she didn’t have to go to that bar/nightclub/party” you are saying that you want bars, nightclubs and parties to have no women in them. Unless you want the women to show up, but wear kaftans and drink orange juice. Good luck selling either of those options to your friends.
Or you could just be honest and say that you don’t want less rape, you want (even) less prosecution of rapists."
It’s not impossible to make world understand this. However, breaking their several barriers of ignorance seem to be just that.
An Afghan woman jailed for adultery after she was raped by a relative is set to be freed – but only after agreeing to marry the man who attacked her.
“She has told me that the rapist had destroyed her life because no one else would marry her after what happened to her,” Malpas said.
“I don’t want people to call her (her daughter) a bastard and abuse my brothers. My brothers won’t have honour in our society until he marries me,” Gulnaz says.
Gulnaz was jailed for 12 years for adultery after she reported being raped by a cousin by marriage in an attack that left her pregnant. She has spent the past two and a half years in jail, during which time she gave birth to a daughter.
Again. And Again. And Again. WTF!! I have no decent words to describe how angry I am right now. I mean, first, woman gets raped. Instead of the already-insanely-horrible-things like accusing her for her rape, Afghans go steps ahead and call it ADULTERY! AND jail her for it!! And then would only release her after she agrees to marry this douchebag?? I mean, in what fucked up world does this FUING make sense!!! WHAT THE FUING FUUU!!!!
Goodness! I don’t know what kind of Islam they follow in that country. You know the real Islam:
Wa’il ibn Hujr reports of an incident when a woman was raped. Later, when some people came by, she identified and accused the man of raping her. They seized him and brought him to the Prophet (SAW), who said to the woman, “Go away, for Allah has forgiven you,” but of the man who had raped her, he said, “Stone him to death.”
- (Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud)
Yes, a man who rapes a woman is SUPPOSED TO BE STONED TO DEATH in Islam. So for crying out loud, if there is anything such as honour killing, kill the damn rapist!!! Till then, the only thing these radical chauvinists do in the name of Islam is disgrace the religion, the beliefs, and every Muslim who understands what Islam is really about.
Earlier this week, me and my friends got into a pretty heated debate over the legalization of marijuana. Not that I support the idea, but when alcohol was brought up in the conversation, I stood to legalize weed. Why?
- Under the influence of marijuana, people tend to be more aware of their impaired psychomotor skills, and drive well below the speed limit. Those under the influence of alcohol are much more likely to be clueless or defiant about their condition, and to speed up and drive recklessly.
- Hundreds of alcohol overdose deaths occur annually. There has never been a single recorded marijuana OD fatality.
- According to the American Public Health Association, excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of death in this country.
- There have been no documented cases of lung cancer in a marijuana-only smoker, nor has pot been scientifically linked to any type of cancer. Alcohol abuse contributes to a multitude of long-term negative health consequences, notably cirrhosis of the liver and a variety of cancers.
- While a small quantity, taken daily, is being touted for its salutary health effects, alcohol is one of the worst drugs one can take for pain management, marijuana one of the best.
- Alcohol contributes to acts of violence; marijuana reduces aggression. In approximately three million cases of reported violent crimes last year, the offender had been drinking. This is particularly true in cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, and date rape. Marijuana use itself, is absent from both crime reports and the scientific literature.
- Police officers throughout the U.S. and Canada report they have never had to fight a marijuana user. When’s the last time they had to fight a drunk? They look at their watches.
- I haven’t heard of alcohol ever prescribed as a pain killer. Marijuana? Well, several times.
So, the argument really should be about making alcohol illegal, if marijuana cannot be made legal. As long as alcohol’s freely sold to people of age with a “drink responsibly” label, well why not sell marijuana with a “smoke responsibly” label too?
(Source: The Huffington Post)