Rape Victims Enjoy It
Akin started the controversial ball rolling when he claimed that the female body could naturally “shut down” a pregnancy resulting from legitimate rape. He apologized shortly thereafter, but by then it was too late. The fire storm resulting from his comments burned out of control and now Akin is sitting at home instead of representing his state in Washington.
A short time later, Richard Mourdock claimed in a televised debate that children are gifts from God and even when they are spawned through rape, God intended this to happen. Obviously, people weren’t pleased and decided to vote his opponent into office instead of him.
Now it looks like another would-be government official has put his foot in his mouth with regard to rape, only this time it happened on the other side of the world.
Daming Sanusi is a candidate for judge in Indonesia‘s Supreme Court. During a recent parliamentary hearing to determine if he’s the right man for the job, Sanusi responded to a question about the death penalty as it applies to rapists.
“Consideration needs to be taken thoroughly for the imposition of death penalty for a rapist because in a rape case both the rapist and the victim enjoy it.”
Sanusi later claimed that his response was nothing more than an ill-conceived joke, but again it was too late. And now people in Indonesia and around the world are outraged, myself included.
What does it say about humankind when people we place (or consider placing) into leadership positions make light of something as serious as rape? These are the individuals we count on to make our world a better place, for goodness sake!
Posted on January 17, 2013, in Perspectives and tagged commentary, crime, current-events, God, government, Indonesia, news, perspectives, politics, Rape, Richard Mourdock, Supreme Court, Todd Akin, United States. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.