Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Afghan Women Jailed For Being Raped: An Antifeminist Perspective

From Antimisandry: The Afghan Women Jailed For Being Victims of Rape AKUUS wrote:

I bet there aren't any false rape allegations in Afghanistan!!!

Enough said about the priorities of men like this when it comes to justice.

From The Independent UK:

Two-thirds of the women in Lashkar Gah's medieval-looking jail have been convicted of illegal sexual relations, but most are simply rape victims – mirroring the situation nationwide. The system does not distinguish between those who have been attacked and those who have chosen to run off with a man.

Sitting among the plastic flowers around his desk, where an optimistic United Nations scales of justice poster competed for space with images of Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, Colonel Ghulam Ali, a high-ranking regional security officer, explained sternly that he supported the authorities' right to convict victims of rape. "In Afghanistan whether it is forced or not forced it is a crime because the Islamic rules say that it is," he claimed. "I think it is good. There are many diseases that can be created in today's world, such as HIV, through illegal sexual relations."

Disgusting BS.

Using STDs as an excuse is nonsense since providing rape victims with STD treatment is cheaper than imprisoning all known rape victims. This action deliberately protects rapists.

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At August 19, 2008 2:32 PM, Blogger JENNIFER DREW said...

I have no doubt that by far women rape survivors are the ones being imprisoned whereas the male rapists either cannot be identified or else they have used their power and privilege to escape imprisonment.

False rape allegations - no they are non-existent in Afghanistan because women are blamed for men's crimes 100%. So there is no need for male rapistsm and their apologists to claim women lie. Regarding STI's and HIV/Aids it is predominantly passed from male to female not the reverse. But of course blaming women for contracting STI's is not new.

At August 22, 2008 12:12 AM, Anonymous Holly said...

That is so disgusting. STDs? COME ON. I agree with you here, STDs are insanely easier to treat and "because the Islamic law says that it is" is bullshit. I want to punch that guy in the face!


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