Tagged with rape

Taking Statutory Rape Seriously

Imagine the following rape statute: “If a person over the age of twenty-one years has sexual contact constituting oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a minor under the age or fourteen years, such person shall be guilty of a Class A felony and shall be imprisoned for life without the possibility of parole.” If the legislature…

UPDATE: “Is it still rape if you kill her first?” – Pub Quiz question from Radio bar, Glasgow.

Originally posted on What's left of the Left?:
In response to this http://whatsleftoftheleft.com/2013/07/30/is-it-still-rape-if-you-kill-her-first-pub-quiz-question-from-radio-bar-glasgow/ and the comments people have been leaving on the Radio-Nude bar Facebook page and Twitter, below is a statement from G1 group I have recently received and my response. Thank you everyone for your support on this. Dear Matthew,   In reference to…

Commentary on Petchary’s blog, December 2012

Originally posted on Petchary's Blog:
Who feels it, knows it. Although the Sixteen Days of Activism following the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women officially ended yesterday (Human Rights Day), I had to write this postscript to Jamaica’s official recognition of that day – a carefully structured but ultimately dissatisfying exercise.…