Lashes for a rape victim?

As reported in a recent CNN article, a female rape victim in Saudi Arabia has had HER sentence increased from 90 to 200 lashes (plus jail time) for "meeting with an unrelated male". Read the full article here.

In case you needed reminding, the world is not an easy place for many women to live and women continue, in many cultures, to be blamed and/or persecuted for violence that occurs against them. If you’re unfamiliar with the significance of blue jeans in Italy, for example, and what this has to do with rape, read this (older but still important) article here.

And if you’d like to learn what you can do to end violence against women and girls, please visit the V-Day web site.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.

  • PP

    No wonder why more rape victims are not forthcoming to denounce such abuses in Saudi Arabia, who wants to get punished twice?

  • PP

    No wonder why more rape victims are not forthcoming to denounce such abuses in Saudi Arabia, who wants to get punished twice?