Monday, March 10, 2008

Women in jeans 'cannot be raped'.

Italy's highest court has ruled that a woman wearing jeans cannot be raped. The Supreme Court of Appeal in Rome on Wednesday overturned a rape conviction, saying that the supposed victim must have agreed to sex because her jeans could not have been removed without her consent. A court in the southern town of Potenza had convicted a driving instructor of raping his 18-year-old pupil.

The instructor, aged 45 and identified only as Carmine, had been sentenced to 34 months' jail. His defence had argued that the young woman - identified as Rosa - had consented to sex, a version of events which the woman strongly denied. The Supreme Court ruled that it was impossible to remove a pair of jeans "without the collaboration of the person wearing them", and that the young woman must therefore have consented to sex. » Article here



At 3/10/2008 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh bullshit. I remember this coming up a while back and talking about it with my (at the time) girlfriend, and her agreeing to try and fight me off while I tried to take her jeans off (all in the name of science, rly). Point being, it wasn't that much harder than with her letting me.

At 3/10/2008 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even foreign blogs report this...I'm ashamed of being Italian.Justice doesn't exist in our country,only stupid sentences.
Poor girl..
Great blog,keep going this way.Bye Giulio


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