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July 12th, 2002
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Claudia
Fri, Jul. 12th, 2002 04:25 pm

I realize this is nothing new, but damn it, it should be. This just shouldn't happen, anywhere.

Girl gang-raped as "punishment" (Girl ordered gang-raped in Pakistan is a longer version of the same story). This is awful. An 11-year-old boy was seen *walking* with a girl from a higher-caste family, and her tribe judged that the proper response was to rape his 18-year-old sister to regain status or something. I'm sorry, to "avenge their tribal honor". This wasn't a few "vigilantes", either, it was a tribal jury process of sorts.

On a different note, a pair of 16-year-olds in Georgia are being charged wtih fornication. The one hopeful thing about this is that it might lead to overturning the law in question (after all, the same state's supreme court overturned the sodomy law on privacy grounds in 1998). But the poor teens. How traumatizing.

Oh, the utter insanity.

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