Indonesian Judge Says “In A Rape Case Both The Rapist And The Victim Enjoy It”

Well, here’s an offensive and insensitive comment about rape victims that truly takes the cake.

An Indonesian judge who is a candidate for the Indonesian Supreme Court was asked whether the death penalty was a fitting punishment for rape. Here is how Muhammad Daming Sanusi answered the question, according to CNN:

“Consideration needs to be taken thoroughly for the imposition of death penalty for a rapist because in a rape case both the rapist and the victim enjoy it.”

Members of the commission interviewing Daming for the judgeship reportedly laughed at the comment. Justifiable outrage ensued and Daming has since apologized, claiming he meant it as a haha funny “joke” to “ease the tension” of his job interview. Whether he’s backpedaling, or sincerely meant his offensive remark as a joke, I don’t know.

But I wouldn’t be surprised if he did mean exactly what he said: his thinking suggests that women who get raped were asking for it, tempting the rapist by wearing a miniskirt/dressing like a slut (no!), riding a bike with a man (my word!), or riding a bus alone (the horror!), or simply not putting up enough of a fight. Of course that victim enjoyed it!  She’s just now boohooing over the fact the man took what she was advertising because she doesn’t want to look like a bad girl.

Ugh, is there some “Lost”-like island where we can send all these politicians and officials — Americans, Indonesians, Italians, Canadians, whoever — who make these comments?  A United Nations Of Douchebags? We could provide them rape sensitivity training like those being arranged for Republicans …or we could just leave them there.

[CNN]
[Huffington Post]

Contact the author of this post at Jessica@TheFrisky.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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