Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rape is like a slice of chocolate cake

"Rape is simply sex (I am talking about 'husband-rape' here)... Women enjoy sex, so rape cannot be such a terrible physical ordeal…To suggest that rape, when conducted without violence, is a serious crime is like suggesting force-feeding a woman chocolate cake is a heinous offence.”

What's perhaps more amazing is the fact that this is not from your run of the mill crazy ass cartoon villain, nope. It's from a public official. Obvi.

I do want to find a silver lining in the manner of the media report of Nick Eriksen's statement, skillfully critiqued by the Londonist

Eriksen's statement was made in a post on his blog which has since been taken down, but fortunately preserved for prosterity here: (copy and paste)