• invalid-0

    Interesting that you should use the word “kosher” in your article. Under Judaic law, punishment for a rapist was to marry his victim.

    I don’t have time to find the relevant passage in the Torah, unfortunately. I think it may be in the book of Leviticus.

    Anyone out there want to look it up?

  • invalid-0

    You are absolutely right to quote Bombay films as an example because not only in the 80s but even films which are considered classics like Amar have the same theme. I guess the underlying idea is that ‘rape’ is just irresponsible sex on the part of the man and by marring the victim he is somehow owning up to the responsibility so its ok. The idea that it is an extreme form of violence or that consent on the part of the woman is an important part of all this is I think yet to even sink in.

  • invalid-0

    Rape is still winked at as “boys will be boys” and the victim as “a slut who asked for it.” Maybe it’s because rape scares people, we need to laugh at our fear of it. That is the only explanation for repulsive slogans like: “It’s not rape. It’s just sex you didn’t know you wanted”, or “rape is just unexpected sex”.
    Oh, ha-ha. Really funny.
    NOT.

  • invalid-0

    thank you for that input. evidently whether the rapist marries the victim as punishment or as atonement the victim is merely an unfortunate element of the crime. what she feels/thinks/wants matters little irrespective of different cultural contexts.

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