posted on Nov, 26 2002 @ 09:15 AM
Actually, Kim, Lupe does have a point.
The laws have changed in the past 30 years, but it used to be that if a woman prosecuted a man for rape, the man's attorney would find out how many
other men she'd slept with and would point out features about her clothing that were "suggestive" -- and basically tell the jury (or judge) that
the woman was little better than a prostitute, luring poor susceptable men to sex.
Rape kits and training of medical staff have fortunately managed to make it easier, but there's still the stigma of "well, guys are SUPPOSED to go
out and have sex" and "if she didn't beat him off with her hands, it was consensual."
Women being raped by husbands is real and unpleasant and is still being done.
Let's face it -- every nation in the world needs to have its citizens learn to treat other people with respect and dignity. I have seen progress in
the past 30 years, though, and that's a cheerful thing.