No Scream, No Rape!

A court in Turkey has developed some interesting guidelines that define the act of rape in rather unusual ways. A 40 year old woman who has been diagnosed with disabilities lives with three children who suffer from similar issues of life. he was confronted by a man who proceeded to rape her. “When I said that I did not want to have sex with him he said: ‘I will kill you and your children if you refuse.’ His family was wealthy and I could not refuse.”

In most normal societies, the above is a description of rape, but not according to this court in Turkey. They concluded it was consensual sex because she did not resist or cry out for help!! In their view, no scream, no rape. The rapist was released from jail.

Oh the only female judge on the panel was absent on the day of this verdict!