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View Diary: Straight Talk on South Dakota? (264 comments)

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  •  Unless (4.00)
    Unless Napoli and friends also subscribe to the old sawhorse that a woman who is raped probably asked for it.  Hence the religious exemption.

    Don't know, just guessing.

    Liberal: "I still think it's a respectable word. Its root is "liber," the Latin word for "free," and isn't that what we are all about?"--Mary McGrory

    by mini mum on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 10:34:07 AM PST

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    •  That's why... (4.00)
      ...raped women in olden days were often killed (and in many cultures today still are killed) in "honor killings".  The injury is seen as a sin against the family, and the woman is considered at fault for not having killed herself rather than let herself be raped.
      •  AmTaliban (none)
        The new American Sharia law!  Women in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Africa are assumed guilty of adultery if they become pregnant and are not married - who gives a f*&k how she got pregnant!
      •  just to clarify (none)
        Honor killings sadly do happen and there's been protests against it. (Al Jazeera reports on them as "honour killings" with the british spelling of course).

        Just to clarify, they're entirely un-Islamic and there's been a lot of religious leaders who are against the practice. Even the Taliban banned honor killings, saying they were cultural, pre-Islamic, and not religious.

        •  Opportunity (none)
          There is, then, a political opportunity for the legislature of South Dakota to move to be more talibanish than the actual Taliban. I do not know what they are waiting for.

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