Posted: Sep 28, 2017 1:09 pm
by Greyman
Animavore wrote:The law is basically saying that if a woman doesn't scream for help she must've wanted/asked for it.
More pointedly it says that proving consent does not make him innocent, it makes her guilty.

The crime, punishable by stoning to death, is not rape as we know it, it is "sleeping with a virgin pledged to be married". The "progressive" bit is that the woman is to be presumed innocent of premarital infidelity if it can't be proven that she didn't protest.