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  •  Wrong. It continues thereafter as the rapist and (2+ / 0-)
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    big annie, Nicolas Fouquet

    his family engage in combat with the mother for control of the child, until the child leaves home or is captured by the rapist and his family. A number of states apparently recognize the parental rights even of a rapist.  

    One problem with this is the risk it creates for the risk taking attacker of going after a woman whose family is powerful, so that he and the child he works to create can make a continuing claim on that family, as long as he is willing to take the possible heat and jail time, which is much less than a lifetime. Just as having a daughter capture the eye of the heir of a rich family was in the old days and still is with Annie if my eyes don't fail me. But now with men, the romance is not necessary. Ugly thought but now more feasible for the truly ruthless.

    •  Now there is one powerful argument (0+ / 0-)

      Takes my breath away.

      History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation. -- Patrick LaGrange, aka Julian Barnes

      by Nicolas Fouquet on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 04:00:48 PM PDT

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