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A student at Brigham Young University was punished by school officials after they found out that she was raped. In this case, the issue is that she had sex before she was married, which is against school rules.
In the school's eyes, the issue has less to do with the fact that she was allegedly raped and more to do with the notion that the sex was premarital - even if it was nonconsensual and, by extension, illegal.
BYU Student Punished By School Officials After Reporting Rape To Local Police
This may sound extremely cruel but the way I look at it is that the woman in the story above was raped twice. The first rape was non-consensual. The second rape was consensual.
originally posted by: NthOther
Is she being punished for the rape or for something else?
I think there's a lot more to this story than we're being led to believe, but that won't stop people from tripping over themselves to be the first to s# all over the Mormons.
From my reading of the article, it sounds like there was more going on.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: TechniXcality
Kind of hard for a religious university to keep religion out of it, I would think. Nobody who goes to BYU is clueless as to it being a religious institution, or anything that goes along with that.
originally posted by: JimNasium
Edit: Like I typed.. "rape" and "consensual" do not and cannot be used in the same legal definition of "rape"