Sunday, April 27, 2008

Reach Out And Touch Someone

Here's a candidate for craziest headline ever : Was woman raped on telephone?

A Tunisian family alleges their daughter was raped during a telephone conversation with a man ... a lawyer representing the family said "The intercourse did take place with all its details but verbally only."

Just in case anybody was wondering, two things should be kept in mind :

1. the telephone only touches people "emotionally" ; and
2. according to Merriam-Webster, one definition of rape is "an outrageous violation"

So now two questions desperately need answering :

1. Is this "rape" outrageous because it violates sanity, public expenditure and the belief that women are useless unless virginal? ; or
2. Is it outrageous because the parents violated their 20-year-old daughter by never teaching her how to hang up a telephone?


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