Friday, June 10, 2011

Beyond awful: woman jailed for being raped

The very concept of being jailed for adultery is itself beyond belief. But look at the kind of thing it leads to: women jailed for being raped.

Although the article is generally vaguely sympathetic, take a look at this:

Ms Gali spent eight months in a Dubai prison after the alleged assault by three co-workers while drinking at the resort bar in June 2008.

Why is the fact that she was drinking at the time of the alleged assault in any way relevant? I’m tempted to think that Dan Nancarrow - who wrote the article - has some sympathy with the argument that women are asking to be assaulted if they drink, are friendly or dress in a particular way.

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