Rape Victim in Indonesia Expelled For “Tarnishing” School Image

We have another outrage involving cultural and religious prejudices against rape victims. In Indonesia, a 14-year-old girl was expelled as “tarnished” after she was raped.


The private school just outside Jakarta expelled the teenager during a formal ceremony for “tarnish[ing] the school’s image.”

As mystifying as it seems to most of us, some parts of the world view victims as blameworthy for being raped. Other victims have faced worse treatment than expulsion in areas following Sharia law.

Source: Timeslive

95 thoughts on “Rape Victim in Indonesia Expelled For “Tarnishing” School Image

  1. Amy,

    It seems a little late….. The shame and humiliation has already been bestowed upon the child…. Such indignities are as useless as saying you’re sorry after you’ve popped a hand grenade in a tent….. And say I’m sorry…. I just meant to scare you a little…. The damage is done… But thanks for the note of correction…. As Gene pointed out there is a page just for that…

  2. David Blauw
    1, November 12, 2012 at 9:13 pm
    Blouise, some people carry their cave between their ears. They don’t have to come out of them to vote. 🙂 )
    —————————————————————-
    lol … very true … cave turtles?

  3. Nick

    Do you suppose that all students attending “progressive” colleges and universities are also progressive? Want to bet that all/many of those schools have a Young Republican organization? How many Harvard/Yale legacies are conservative? You are much to quick to put everyone in a box. You’ve got the whole world figured out and everyone else is just wrong.

    Also, you might need to do some extended visiting to the University of Chicago. Their faculty is no doubt pretty conservative, but the undergraduates are extremely liberal.

  4. Eeyore, I totally agree w/ you that progressive universties have conservative students and vice versa. However, the hiding of key statistics involving rape and other crimes on campus are buried by the administration, not the students. And, those statistics are important for parents to make informed decisions about their childs college choice, don’t you agree?

    AY, In no way was I patronizing Elaine. And, from what I know of Elaine, if I were she would say so in no uncertain terms. In this thread several people have come to Elaine’s “aid.” I get that she’s a nice woman..we all agree on that. However, she’s also quite capable of taking care of herself. And she has in the past vis a vis me. Again, AY if you read the transcript you will see we had some disagreement and came to an agreement. Then we had a pleasant conversation. This is a tempest in a teapot.

  5. Blouise,

    Being tht day after, it is kinda late, but anyway:

    “Blouise
    1, November 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm
    nick,

    I understand what you are saying and take your point.’
    ===========

    Cngratulations. I knew you could.

    This is the point that Lottakatz mede instructing me in recent days. He called it a carom shot type of “let’s you and him fight”; more accurately in your case you were caroming critique. You’re human and will admit it. Makes me happy to see you do right by NickS.

  6. pete,

    lol … I was riffin’ off of David Blauw’s lyrics … he’s got a wickedly cool wit.

    BTW … have you been following the Petraeus/Gen. John Allen story? If so, what’s your take on it all?

  7. Blouise,

    It’s like a military/FBI soap opera. I wonder if an amnesia victim is involved somehow. I feel sorry for the spouses and families of those involved in this story.

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