Changing the New Zealand Law on Rape

Changing the New Zealand Law on Rape

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Gabrielle Fernandez started this petition to Andrew Little and

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1961/0043/latest/DLM329051.html

 


After reviewing section 128 of the Crimes Act 1961, my team and I have found that according to this New Zealand law it is not possible for a woman to be a rapist. We believe that it is imperative to our society’s growth that we change the definition of rape within the New Zealand law.  According to section 128,  person A rapes person B, if person A has sexual connection with person B, effective by the penetration of person B’s genitalia by person A’s penis. This law implies that one MUST have a penis in order to perpetuate the act of rape. However, the actual definition of rape is described as ‘unlawful sexual intercourse or any other sexual penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth of another person, with or without force, by a sex organ, other body parts, or foreign object, without the consent of the victim.’ By signing this partition not only are you giving male victims a voice and allowing them to speak out without feeling stigmatized but you are also encouraging anyone who has been victimized by someone without a penis to come forward and attain justice for what they went through. 

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