Bangladeshi girl whipped, fined for being raped

Via The Telegraph:

The girl’s father was also fined and warned the family would be branded outcasts from their village if he did not pay.According to human rights activists, the girl, who was quickly married after the attack, was divorced weeks later after medical tests revealed she was pregnant.The girl was raped by a 20-year-old villager in Brahmanbaria district in April last year.

Bangladesh’s Daily Star newspaper reported that she was so ashamed following the attack that she did not lodge a complaint. Her rape emerged after her pregnancy test and Muslim elders in the village issued a fatwa insisting that the girl be kept in isolation until her family agreed to corporal punishment. Her rapist was pardoned by the elders. She told the newspaper the rapist had “spoiled” her life.


4 Responses

  1. ……….

    can we declare people who believe this crap to be non-humans yet?

    • wouldn’t that be perpetuating the system of dehumanization?

      • ya but the part of me that hates people who can’t treat others nicely has a hard time seeing them as anything other than animals

        that and we are animal anyway..but i’d rather not make more of a fool of myself

        but ya, dehumanizing them won’t do any good socially. Just need to convince them that treating each other like human beings is what their god wants and not treating women like crap.

  2. That the victim is to blame for the rape is still the main ideology in most of the countries, including western democracies. The victim that has to prove its inocence, before the perpetrator’s crime is even investigated. Severe cases like the one of the Bangladeshi girl alert us that advocacy for women’s rights has to become louder (again).

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