26 January 2010

Rape victim receives 101 lashes for becoming pregnant

Rape victim receives 101 lashes for becoming pregnant

I am upset. I literally had to wait for hours to stop shaking in rage after reading about this. And I'd really really like to hurt the people who imposed this disgusting sentence on a 16 year old girl.

First off, she didn't have a choice in being raped. She's the victim, here. No. She's a survivor.

Second, she didn't choose to be ovulating at (or near) the time of the rape. And she certainly didn't choose for the zygote to implant! (Non-medical version: She didn't choose to get pregnant.) This is adding insult to injury. And she doesn't have the options we have here in the U.S. -- abortion is illegal in Bangladesh. I don't know about the status of any adoption laws there.

And now? Now she's being punished for being a victim. Because she not only dared to get herself raped, she got pregnant.

This is... barbaric. This is not only wrong, it's ... beyond wrong. It's so fundamentally vile and anti-human that, in the 21st century, women are still blamed for the actions of men who choose not to control themselves. How is it possible, that with all the technology at our fingertips, there are still places in the world where backwards, bronze-age ideas of "morality" are still part of the law?

I'm going to go cry, now.

EDIT: I'm having a formatting FAIL, and trying to fix it.

EDIT 2: Fixed it.


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhh, I heard about this one.

    Time for a video rant from yours truly.

    (Simply put, I'm fuckin' LIVID!)

  2. Religion screws up everything. Where were the govt. officials...looking the other way? F'n sick!

  3. Couldn't agree more. I had to vent a bit on my own blog about this same story.



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