Yesterday i was at this Law Reform Workshop, one of those law thingys that my boss forces everyone to attend. I usually find them boring, i go there thinking "how does this change Nigeria or even the legal system? What do these overfed legal luminaries know etc,".
But yesterday was different, i really enjoyed it cos they discussed a hot topic: Rape/Sexual Assault.
Basically, the workshop was to review and amend, if necessary, the statutory provisions concerning sexual offences, rape being the main offence. They have to know if the definition of rape, consent etc according to the laid down laws were adequate enough to accomodate all sorts of sexual offences.
Will not bother u with the definitions and all.
However, some very interesting, and rather hot issues were raised. they are often common issues but i will like to know ur take on these issues.
1. Should indecent dressing be a defence for the offence of rape? this discussion came up there and of course, everyone was against indecent dressing, but should it really be a defence by a man who has raped a woman?
2. In line with 1 above, again, should the Bill of the Senate on Indecent Dressing be looked into again and passed into law?
3. Can a man be raped?
4. Should there be an offence of rape between married people? i.e Can a man rape his legally married wife? (this is the most important).
So, before i post the rest on this topic, i want to know what Blogsville think.
i sat with a very cute guy, it made it more fun! details later.
And how can i not say how happy i am for Obama?!! Congrats everyone, i mean, this is good news for everyone. I see it this way: Its a message of hope, there is nothing impossible or unreachable, there is no dream too big to imagine.
May this ending year bring us much hope, and may the good unexpected happen to us all!