Rape is a culturally fostered means of suppressing women. Legally we say we deplore it, but mythically we romanticize and perpetuate it, and privately we excuse and overlook it.
Victoria Billings, journalist and author
The 49-year-old woman was awakened around midnight by an assailant who choked her, dragged her by the hair and raped her so many times before the sun came up that she lost count, police say, according to an article by Associated Press.
Arizona, which still likes to view itself as a cowboy type of state (you know, guns in the back of pickup truck windows, and just general redneck behavior patterns such as chewing and spitting tobacco)... but I am getting off the track here.
The state’s latest Neanderthal ruling is to treat spousal rape different than a regular rape crime with a punishment of no more than 1 1/2 years behind bars, and possibly no prison time at all. Normally, such a violent rape as described by the woman would be punishable by up to 14 years in prison in Arizona. But, because the man is also her husband the crime seems to carry a lesser penalty.
It seems to me that no means no whether on a date or in the marital bed. If the person cannot accept the answer then find a new date, file for divorce or expect to do time in prison and then you’ll see find out how your date or wife feels when Bubba won’t accept your no answer either.