You don't want to call it a rape culture because according to you, apparently, we only have a rape culture if basically everyone supports rape. So, fine, let's get away from the feminist term because the term is not what is important and just look at the actual situation. Can we at least agree that there is an issue that needs to be addressed when it comes to education about rape (kinds of rape, prevention, how to report rape), rape prevention in schools, military, prisons and churches, and ensuring that victims can safely report rapes without being blamed and threatened for 'ruining their rapist's life'?
"Public office is not a morally superior perch from which you are entitled to arrogantly sit in judgement of those who placed you there." -Amy Hunter
I think that most of the people in this thread who are making excuses for the convicted rapists and blaming the rape victim are probably rapists.
Not that anyone should listen to him on the mere account of who he is... but Henry Rollins makes some good points in his response to these events.
Henry Rollins Comments On Steubenville Rape Verdict | Under the Gun Review
- Watt, "Aisha", Encyclopedia of Islam Online
- Spellberg, D.A. (1996). Politics, Gender, and the Islamic Past: The Legacy of 'A'isha Bint ABI Bakr. Columbia University Press. pp. 4-5. ISBN 0-231-07999-0, ISBN 978-0-231-07999-0.
- Karen Armstrong, Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet, Harper San Francisco, 1992, p. 157.
- Tabari, Volume 9, Page 131; Tabari, Volume 7, Page 7
- Barlas (2002), p. 125-126
Aisha was 6-7 when they were engaged, the marriage was consummated when she was 10. Muhammad was a pedophile.
Muhammad was a pedophile, and he never visited the temple mount. You've all been scammed. At least Scientologists don't war with nations.