#UYH #3 | Morrocco
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 1:04:12 PM
I think rape is worse than murder. Because I feel that sex - or let's call it making love - can be one of the most beautiful of human interactions, human experiences. And if you rape someone, you rob that person of this ultimate beauty for the rest of her/his life. If you rape a child, she'll not have had that experience, and will most likely not live to know it.
If I'd have to live without any form of beauty in my life, I would rather be dead.
Now, here's the e-mail. Do with it what you think is right.
Originally posted by AVAAZ:
Days ago, 16 year-old Amina Filali, raped, beaten and forced to wed her rapist, killed herself -- the only way she saw to escape the trap set for her by her rapist and the law. If we act now, we can stop this unspeakable tragedy from happening to anyone else.
Article 475 in Morocco’s penal code allows a rapist to avoid prosecution and a long prison sentence by marrying his victim if she is a minor. Since 2006, the government has promised to strike this down and pass legislation prohibiting violence against women, but it hasn't happened.
Hundreds of Moroccan protestors are in the streets demanding real reform, turning up the heat on the Prime Minister and heads of other ministries, who write and sponsor bills and the international media has picked up the story. If we ramp up pressure, we can see real progress now. Sign the petition for a comprehensive law to stop violence against women, including repeal of Article 475. When we reach 250,000 signatures, we'll deliver it directly to the decision makers.
For more information, check AVAAZ.org