Posted by: r.m. | October 13, 2010

adultery vs rape

so on this turkish tv series (dubbed in syrian-arabic), “samar” is cheating on her husband “adnan.” It has been a few weeks since she’s had sex with her husband – each time giving him a different excuse. So, on the show tonight, ‘adnan’ ha…s some whiskey and then forces himself on her. So, which is the greater “crime” – adultery or rape? And, yes, a husband forcing himself on his wife is still rape: it is still non-consensual sex. 

In my opinion, rape is the crime here. rape is the act of violence here. adultery is an act of betrayal. the two cannot be compared. i wonder, though, if the tv series will present adultery as an excuse for rape (as if there can ever be an excuse for sexual violence)

(and, yes, i apologize to all – and mostly to myself – for watching such a silly show)
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Responses

  1. Samar always make an excuse to run away from her husband Adnan. Adnan loves Samar but instead of cheating on her with another girl to satisfy his needs, he raped her. Is this called harsh love? What kind of love is this ? It makes me remember the wild! My philosophy teacher at my school used to tell us that the human being is a politicized animal. Plus, every human being is an alienated subject. I believe that every person should be enough enlighted (not mature) before making a decision such as marriage. Violence is like the addiction on drugs, eating, smoking and even eating your fingers’nails. All are different forms of one thing (all diverge from one thing), which is “hiding something that really annoys you in a very important period, which is the past.” That’s why psychotherapy play an important role in human’s life. That’s why talking about your problem helps you release that bad energy.
    Samar was angry from her mother “Fairuz” because she sheated on her dad with another man, and now Samar is repeating the same cycle of her mother. She criticized her mother, and now she is doing like her.
    And, yes, a silly movie, but you don’t have to apologize for watching such a movie. There must be a stimulator that made you watch this movie, and you are the known in that.

  2. the biggest crime is showing such series on our channels..

  3. Yes, you are right about that, but the real question is why they show such series on our channels?

  4. Here is an illogical opinion (for me) from a Muslim leading cleric :”sex is part of marriage” and suggested that husbands who commit such acts should not be prosecuted. ”
    This makes me very angry some people like this cleric still think like this way!!! (wake up people!)
    Here is the article >>> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39664344/ns/world_news-europe/

  5. Here is an illogical opinion (for me) from a Muslim leading cleric :”sex is part of marriage” and suggested that husbands who commit such acts should not be prosecuted. ”
    This makes me very angry to see some people like this cleric still think like this !!! (wake up people!) Rape is still rape even within a marriage.
    Here is the article >>> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39664344/ns/world_news-europe/

  6. “why they put such series on our channel?” is a very difficult question to answer. Of course because such series cost less and attract more viewers.why does it attract more viewers? if i had the answer i would also understand why people read less books, more people magazine…(and this phenomenon is not restricted to the arab world)


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