ROME, Italy (Reuters) -- Sexually abusing a teenager is less serious a crime if the girl is not a virgin, Italy's higher court said on Friday in a controversial ruling that immediately drew a barrage of criticism. ...Feminist dogma says that all rape is the same, but I don't agree. I say that raping a virgin is a worse crime than raping a slut, and stranger rape is worse than date rape, and almost any rape is worse than marital rape.
The supreme court is no stranger to controversial judgments.
In recent years it has ruled that "an isolated and impulsive" pat on a woman's buttocks at work did not constitute sexual harassment, and returned a verdict that a woman could not have been raped because she was wearing skin-tight jeans.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Italian rape law