In a world divided by conflict and difference, it’s beautiful to see that people from different cultures, and countries across the world can share something in common: really fucked up ideas about rape.
In the United States, we can boast of Todd “legitimate rape” Akin and Richard “rape-pregnancies are intended by God” Murdock. But we shouldn’t become too cocky about our own rape-related misogyny. Because there’s some really impressive stuff going on in all parts of the world. Take for instance, Daming Sanusi, a candidate for the Indonesian Supreme Court. On Monday, during a parliamentary commission hearing to determine if he was a fit for the top court, he was asked whether the death penalty should be applied in cases of rape. His response?
“Consideration needs to be taken thoroughly for the imposition of death penalty for a rapist because in a rape case both the rapist and the victim enjoy it.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the mind of a legal scholar!