What made it socially (and even legally) acceptable for a man to sexually assault a woman (in most parts of the world)?
But what also made it unacceptable for a woman to ‘not-prevent’ such assaults (without protesting, reporting, stopping or punishing the assailants)???
Read to find out.
—By Erika EichelbergerMen have been in the business of deciding when it is okay and when it is not okay to rape women for thousands of years.…Check out our timeline of the male notions and common-law statutes that have defined rape over time…Property theft: The Code of Hammurabi, one of the first sets of written laws, which dates to about 1780 BC (and contains the old “eye for an eye”), defines rape of a virgin as property damage against her father. If you were married, sorry lady: You were an adulteress. Punishment? You get thrown in the river.…
God is a dude:Deuteronomy 22:28-29 says if you rape a virgin, you have to give her dad 50 shekels and take her to the altar.