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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Friday, 17 February 2006

Italy and rape

The supreme court in Italy has issued a verdict based on a judgement that the rape of a woman is mitigated if that person was 'sexually active' (i.e. not a virgin) - even when it concerns a 14-year old girl. This has provoked a furious reaction in Italy. Unsurprisingly.

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