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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 01:53 PM

Italy outraged as court finds victim too ugly to be raped

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Source: Associated Press


Nicole Winfield, Associated Press Updated 12:10 pm CDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019

ROME (AP) ó Italy's Justice Ministry has ordered a preliminary inquiry into an appeals court ruling that overturned a rape verdict in part by arguing that the woman who was attacked was too ugly to be a credible rape victim.

The ruling has sparked outrage in Italy, prompting a flash mob Monday outside the Ancona court, where protesters shouted "Shame!" and held up signs saying "indignation."

The appeals sentence was handed down in 2017 ó by an all-female panel ó but the reasons behind it only emerged publicly when Italy's high court annulled it on March 5 and ordered a retrial. The Court of Cassation said Wednesday its own reasons for ordering the retrial will be issued next month.

Two Peruvian men were initially convicted of the 2015 rape of a Peruvian woman in Ancona, but the Italian appeals court overturned the verdict and absolved them, finding that she was not a credible witness. In part of the ruling, the court noted that the suspects had found her unattractive and too "masculine" to be a credible rape victim.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Italy-outraged-as-court-finds-victim-too-ugly-to-13684684.php

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Reply Italy outraged as court finds victim too ugly to be raped (Original post)
Judi Lynn Wednesday OP
Sanity Claws Wednesday #1
atreides1 Wednesday #2
DrToast Wednesday #4
IronLionZion Wednesday #7
area51 Wednesday #3
Judi Lynn Wednesday #11
DirtEdonE Wednesday #5
SunSeeker Wednesday #6
unblock Wednesday #8
groundloop Wednesday #9
DrToast Wednesday #14
ansible Wednesday #16
athena Wednesday #10
Judi Lynn Wednesday #12
Honeycombe8 Wednesday #13
delisen Thursday #17
Honeycombe8 Thursday #18
keithbvadu2 Wednesday #15
Omaha Steve Thursday #19

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 01:56 PM

1. Misogyny reigns

Wonder if the Italian court will next find that the woman was too old to be attractive and thus not credible or that the woman was too rude to be attractive and thus not credible.

Some men rape children. Some men rape horses and dogs. Attractiveness as a woman is not a necessary criterion to be a rape victim.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:03 PM

2. Yes misogyny reigns

Even among women, it would seem!!!

"The appeals sentence was handed down in 2017 ó by an all-female panel..."

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:18 PM

4. Yup...wasn't expecting that plot twist!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:30 PM

7. Female misogynists are the worst

up there with self-hating minorities and gay homophobes

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:08 PM

3. Sounds like

Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil.

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Response to area51 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:40 PM

11. He is driven to attack without justification, anyone, any where, any time. Just like Trump.











Maria do Rosario, a legislator, and official this dipstick targets in order to offend all the
women he hates. She's the one he claimed would be "unworthy" to be raped due to her
appearance.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:26 PM

5. "The appeals sentence was handed down in 2017 -- by an all-female panel -- "

WAIT! WHAT???

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:30 PM

6. I suspect this may have been a homophobic "corrective" rape.

From the article:

...the suspects had found her unattractive and too "masculine."

The appeals sentence quoted one of the suspects as saying he found the woman unattractive and had her listed as "Viking" on his cellphone.

Molinaro noted that the woman, who has since returned to Peru, had suffered such genital trauma in the rape that she required stitches.


Homophobic "corrective" rapes are a vicious response to perceived or actual lesbians. https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/corrective-rape-first-person-6626

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:12 PM

8. The ruling should be ignored as "too idiotic to be a credible court ruling"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:22 PM

9. Once again Italy proves it has a totally fucked up justice system

(Remember Amanda Knox?)

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Response to groundloop (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 04:33 PM

14. Italy is kinda messed up all around. It makes me sad

As thatís where my family is from and one of my escape plans if Trump screws things up too bad. But Italy is already Trumpified.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 07:28 PM

16. Really needs to be hammered here that western Europe isn't that much better than the US

Too many people here have this bizarre idea that western europe is somehow more progressive and superior than the US.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:38 PM

10. Rape is not about sex. It's about power and control.

Itís about violating, humiliating, and crushing someone. Itís about punishing them for being themselves. Itís about hatred. When will the world finally accept this?

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Response to athena (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:55 PM

12. They expect women to drop everything and put them first, always, just like their mothers. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 04:28 PM

13. Rape is not about physical attraction. Elderly women are raped...

as are unattractive women, attractive women, old and young, even 9 mos pregnant women are raped.

It's about control and hate and humiliation.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:45 AM

17. D you think elderly women are not physically attractive?

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Response to delisen (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:10 AM

18. Most men don't get hot under the collar for 80 year old women.

If they did, they'd be on the cover of girlie magazines.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 07:26 PM

15. Remember Trump belittled Carly Fiorina's looks and Ted Cruz' wife, too.

Remember Trump belittled Carly Fiorina's looks and Ted Cruz' wife, too.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:18 AM

19. After a review by forum hosts...locking.

This isn't news of national importance in the US.

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