Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

If rape is a quickie, it’s not so bad?

Sorry for the gross heading, but that is what an Israeli judge seemed to have agreed with in her ruling this week.

A man enters a hospital, pretends to be a physician and rapes a patient who just had given birth. I lasted “only a few minutes.”

This blog post is to protest against this insanity.

“Only a few minutes of rape” can traumatize for decades, or more likely: for life. While he got three years, and with remission for good conduct, he can be free in two years. Completely disproportional.

That’s the whole difference between a victimizer and the victim. “I only slapped her once.” Yes, but she’s hurting ever since.

A remark by a state prosecutor that this rape would undermine trust and safety regarding doctors and hospitals is ludicrous too. What does that matter in comparison to rape?

The whole line of thinking from the judge is so crooked. We will now see commutation of sentences if perpetrators say:

“She only objected once so how serious is my rape then?”

“I killed him but I only stabbed him once.”

“I pushed her out of the window but she fell from the fifth floor, not the 20th, so she didn’t suffer so long.”

“I floored him, but with only one punch on the chin.”

“I emptied out their house, but I did it in half an hour.”

“They died in the collision but I was speeding so much that they must have died on impact.”?

There was no report of remorse or of a fine to be paid to the victims. Ridiculous and infuriating.

Was the judge scared to be too feminist or a racist? Lack of impartiality can go both ways, you know. He should be retried by a fellow Arab male judge. He will give 11 years as requested by the prosecution.

Ignorance of rape here is not an isolated incident, it seems. In this case, the police allegedly raped a suspect and almost got away with it – and no one identifies it as rape.

People (and not only men) who prosecute and judge suspected rapists should get a course in which they learn what is rape and what does it.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork, and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a vegan for 8 years now. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo and Rav Zev Leff. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQAI, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Many people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others love about him. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quit a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500st blog post with the ToI. * He likes doing age-appropriate and age-inappropriate things and looks forward to getting to know his timeless mature out-of-the-box soul mate. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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