Monday, May 05, 2008

Is This a Real Question?

From NPR:
Politics & Society
If Your Neighbor Poses as Your Husband, Is it Rape?

Day to Day, May 5, 2008 · Massachusetts is the latest state to consider putting a new crime on the books: rape by fraud. Currently, a sex act only qualifies as rape if physical force is used. We talk to a woman who was tricked into having sex with her boyfriend's brother, who pretended to be her boyfriend — and unable to convict him of rape because of this limited definition.

Yes, that's fucking rape. It's not about physical force, it's about consent. What the fuck is wrong with Massachusetts? A woman who consents to have sex with her husband, and then when the lights come on finds out it's an impostor, was just raped by any common sense interpretation of the term I can fathom. I cannot even believe this is a law.


Oh, and do you know what else is rape? THIS. And the fucking assholes in Oklahoma just wrote this into law...


John Howard said...

I agree that it's definitely rape, but I find it hard to believe that someone wouldn't know the difference between their boyfriend and his brother. I hope they were twins, at least.

Also, your link is broken.

Mr Furious said...

Fucking NPR elites...can't just copy and paste a link. Just go to NPR and type "rape" and "fraud" in the'll find it.

John Howard said...

Oh, I found it, I was just letting you know.

rob said...

I don't know, this could seriously ruin the reputation of Louis Skolnik.

What if it happens in a Darth Vader costume!?!

E. Broderick Photography said...

OMG--that second link, about the Oklahoma law is just too crazy for me to even wrap my brain around at this moment. I am stunned.