A guy lies about his ethnic heritage to get a woman into bed. Is it rape? According to an Israeli court, it is.
This week a Jerusalem court found Sabbar Kashur, 30, who is Palestinian, guilty of "rape by deception" and sentenced him to 18 months in prison. Lemondrop: Men Lie Twice As Often As Men
First of all, his "lie" to the Israeli woman he slept with was, if anything, a lie of omission: He said his name was "Dudu," a lifelong nickname, and she assumed he was Jewish. Lemondrop: Fool Proof Ways To Tell If He's Lying (And How To Get Him To Confess)
Setting that aside, we'd like to know in what court lying to someone to get them into bed is the equivalent of raping them? The fact is: Equating lies to rape minimizes how truly horrible rape really is. Lemondrop: Why Skinny Jeans Should Never Be The Reason A Rapist Walks
But that's not what Merav Mor, a Director of Resource Development at the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel said.
"This is a case of a man giving false information in order to fraudulently coerce a woman into a sexual relationship," Mor told Al Jazeera. "It's wrong to say this was consensual. If a woman or a man feels that they were given wrong information, they were raped."
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