Re: Rape Victim's Sentence DoubledNov 17th, 2007
The thing is this. She was born and raised in Saudi Arabia knowing full well what the laws were in regard to her being in the company of males that were NOT her relatives. She chose to break that law. That was HER choice. Just because she may not have agreed with that law, or felt that it was "repressive" does not mean she can just ignore the law and expect that there be no consequences. Just because we, here in North America, believe that a certain law is "repressive" or we don't agree with it, doesn't mean we can ignore or break that law without suffering the consequences.
Law upholds an agenda. In more evolved societies the agenda is usually more palatable to the populace as a whole... note I said 'usually'... not always. But in a society where one segment carries an agenda that is soley self serving, at an extreme and unjust cost to the inherent rights (yes I said inherent, and in my view some rights are inherent) of the remaining people that comprise that society, can you honestly assert that justice is being served, or taking it a step further, that it's irrelevant?
On that level, given that we know what the reality of the situation is - what say you about the justice that is/isn't being served here?