Stupid Sex Tricks: Don’t just blame the victim…

…JAIL her.

And increase the number of whiplashes she gets, to boot.

That’ll teach her to be such a jezebel…and to reveal to the media what’s wrong with the insane laws that segregate the sexes, but then allow THIS:

According to the Arab News newspaper, the 19-year-old woman, who is from Saudi Arabia’s Shia minority, was gang-raped 14 times in an attack in the eastern province a year-and-a-half ago.

Seven men from the majority Sunni community were found guilty of the rape and sentenced to prison terms ranging from just under a year to five years.

But the victim was also punished for violating Saudi Arabia’s laws on segregation that forbid unrelated men and women from associating with each other. She was initially sentenced to 90 lashes for being in the car of a strange man.

On appeal, the Arab News reported that the punishment was not reduced but increased to 200 lashes and a six-month prison sentence.

The rapists also had their prison terms doubled. But the sentences are still low considering they could have faced the death penalty.

The Arab News quoted an official as saying the judges had decided to punish the girl for trying to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media.

The victim’s lawyer was suspended from the case, has had his licence to work confiscated, and faces a disciplinary session.

Only in Saudi Arabia, folks? This could happen anyplace where a conservative theocracy holds sway.

Which is why I think we have to watch those Christian dominionists verrrrrrrry carefully. Otherwise, we’ll all end up living The Handmaid’s Tale.

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