Thursday, April 10, 2008

Reminder - We're Needed

In case you needed a reminder today that the violence against women movement still has something to fight for:

Rape is simply sex (I am talking about 'husband-rape' here)... Women enjoy sex, so rape cannot be such a terrible physical ordeal…To suggest that rape, when conducted without violence, is a serious crime is like suggesting force-feeding a woman chocolate cake is a heinous offence.

A direct quote from a high-ranking British politician, courtesy of the Lodonist, who provides this commentary:
Almost 80% of rapes are “acquaintance rapes,” or sexual acts forced upon women
by someone they know. Partner/husband rapes are the most common, and according to a 2000 British Crime Survey, strangers were responsible for a mere 8% of the rape victims surveyed. So no, Eriksen, rape is not exactly, nearly, or approximately anything remotely like eating cake, and whoever the perpetrator is, rape is by definition violent, and is never “simply” sex, whether or not it is instigated by a husband.

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