A Palestinian man was sentenced to eighteen months in prison in Israel this week for leading a Jewish woman to believe he was Jewish in order to sleep with her. His crime? “Rape by deception.” As a judge explained, “If she hadn’t thought the accused was a Jewish bachelor interested in a serious romantic relationship, she never would have cooperated.” So watch out, guys who try to get laid by pretending to be wealthier, smarter, kinder, healthier, younger, older, more popular, more romantic, more important, less stingy, less bald, or less married than you actually are — i.e., everyone. [NYDN] via NYMag
I wonder if a man could sue a woman because she was wearing a wonderbra or those sillicon pad things women can slip in their bras, or because she had makeup on, or because she was wearing Spanx or the like? Because obviously women can’t rape men in the normal sense, right—obviously the man has to be enjoying it, or he wouldn’t have an erection, and would be unrapable, even though women have had orgasms during rape—so they can’t rape men by deception, right? (Just like black people can’t be racist, I guess.)
Ah, double-standards, don’t you just love them?