Moroccan to Change Law, Preventing Rapists From Marrying Victims to Avoid Prosecution

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Kathryn DeHoyos currently resides on the outskirts of Austin, TX. She is the News Editor for the Good Feed Blog and absolutely loves what she does. She is the happy mommy to a wild 2 year old girl-child, and is blissfully happy being un-married to her life partner DJ.

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  1. India is not a Middle Eastern country. Our laws themselves by and large set a good example, the devil’s in the details like the terminology “outraging a woman’s modesty.” The problem broadly lies with enforcement by the law and order machinery – the police is not only highly politicized but also unable to leave behind their deep gender biases. There are many many problems, and the law is almost the least of them.

  2. Kathryn DeHoyos says:

    You re right, India is actually classified as “Indo-Asian” or even just “Asian” depending on when and where you are looking for a classification.

  3. Richard Aubrey says:

    First step.
    But the fact that the culture would see the family as shamed means it’s a crap culture. That has to change.
    Or not, I suppose. Up to them.

  4. Now if they only passed this in the US. (Teacher in the Carolina’s recently married a 17 yo boy to get out of charges)

  5. No comparison whatsoever between Amina’s situation and the North Carolina statutory rape case. Though perversely wrong I would bet that the sexual relationship between the teacher and student was consensual. every young boy’s wet dream. Amina was raped, I would bet without her consent and in a violent manner. And in this country we don’t jail the victims, unlike places like Afghanistan where rape victims are victimized twice.

    It’s illegal for sexual relations with minors in this country, even consensual.. hence the statutory rape laws.

    • And this is why the rapists of young boys go unpunished and these rapes go unreported. How in the world do you know this is not the same situation? Rape by coercion, rape by force, it is all RAPE. I have known young men who went for years honestly believing that they ” must have wanted it” when they were 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. Why? Because the alternative is to feel powerless. To admit that they had no control over something a woman did to them. And in our society, that is like giving up your manhood. This is how sexism hurts men. Because even when they can’t admit the reality of what happened to themselves, it comes back to haunt them.

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