Friday, July 22, 2011

Rape is Rape

Whenever a female is raped people tend to ask questions which imply that she was asking for it.

They would ask what kind of dress she was wearing when she was raped, whether or not she was drinking alcohol and/or dancing erotically at that time, etc.

According to Change, the F.B.I in the United States omits hundreds of thousands of Rape from its Uniform Crime Report (UCR) each year, this is because it has been using an 80 years-old definition of Rape : " the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. "

This excludes rapes involving forced anal sex and/or oral sex, vaginal or anal fisting, rape with an object (even if serious injuries result), rapes of men and transgender people and other injurious and degrading sexual assaults.

The emphasis on "forcible" rape also means that the rape or assault of women with physical or mental disabilities and those who were unconscious or under the influence of drugs and alcohol are often excluded.

The FBI's 2007 UCR listed 91,874 "forcibly rapes" but some estimates suggests that the actual number may be 24 times higher.  

I hope that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies around the world, including in Indonesia, would use the general definition of Rape.

12 comments:

sawali tuhusetya said...

kasus pemerkosaan ternyata hampir terjadi di berbagai negara, mas harry. tapi, disadari atau tidak, kasus yang dinilai sebuah "aib" ini seringkali sengaja ditutup-tutupi utk menjaga "image" sebuah negara. maaf, baru bisa berkunjung. salam sukses, ya!

r10 said...

pemerkosaan bukan hanya tindak kejahatan seksual terhadap wanita, tapi bisa juga terhadap lelaki

Wisata Murah said...

nah lo.kejahatan seksual ternyata ada juga disana. saya pikir hanya di idonesia."ojo ndulit ndak kedulit" hehe cari kamusnya.hikz

Multibrand said...

@Sawali,
Anda benar,tahun 70an dinegara kita ada ppemerkosaan Sum Kuning oleh orang2 yang diduga punya latar belakang kekuasaan.
Kasusnya sampai kini tidak jelas.

@R10,
Iya, mass media telah memberitakan demikian.

@Wisata Murah,
Kalau dilihat angka resminya saja di AS sangat besar.

Umihoney said...

Hi Harry,

That is unfortunately the reality.A case in point Mukhtar Mai in Pakistan.All but one of the 14 accused were freed by the court.And countless other women are fighting back in vain.In Libya not many dared come forward for fear of the stigma.How different are we now since the dark ages. Not much.

Thank you for sharing Harry.Have a great weekend ahead.

Multibrand said...

@Umihoney,
I agree with you that in some countries, especially in the Middle East women are treated like in the dark age.
Thank you for your visit comment Umi.

triesti said...

di negara Barat yg tidak menaruh posisi keperawanan tinggi saja tidak semua korban perkosaan mau melaporkan, apa lagi di negeri ini yang keperawanan dianggap penting.

kejahatan seksual tidak berhenti saat kejahatan itu selesai dilakukan tapi masih berlangsung seumur hidup korbannya

Multibrand said...

@Triesti,
Anda benar, wanita korban pemerkosaan akan menderita seumur hidup.

Ria Tumimomor said...

i don't thin any women ask to be raped :( That's so absurd and unfair :(

Multibrand said...

@Ria,
Yes that's absurd, but such kind of attitude exists among many men.

the fast store said...

saya bener-bener jijik dengan pemerkosa :-!

Multibrand said...

@The Fast Store,
Pemerkosa memeng tak punya perikemanusiaan.