Lebanese MP Elie Marouni Blames Lebanese Women For Getting Raped

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She was asking for it is the excuse of every sexual predator out there to justify his insatiable thirst in violating the body of a woman who was not asking for it.

She was wearing a skirt too tight or too short. Her blouse was too revealing. She was flirting. Anything a woman does that can be interpreted in that rapist’s brain as an advance is considered as her “asking for it” without her being as such at all.

Now how about that mentality perpetuating in the mind of yet another misogynistic Lebanese who not only  has a wide platform to speak from, but also has the job to make sure women are a protected entity in society by legislating the laws for that purpose.

Zahle Kataeb MP Elie Marouni decided that standing up for women rights was not something on his agenda nor was it something he’s probably willing to entertain. Keep in mind, this man is responsible for making sure women are protected when they are raped, when they’re victims of domestic violence, just to name a few.

In a recent press conference (link), Marouni was not a fan of allowing Lebanese women to grant their nationality to their children. Why? Because we have a lot of Palestinians and Syrians (also known as very scary Muslims) who would “change the country’s demographics.”

That wasn’t the best part, however. When asked about the Lebanese penal code law that stipulates that a rapist can marry his victim whereby absolving him of his crime. His reply was as follows: “In some instances, one has to wonder about the woman that pushes a man to rape her. Thank you!”

He was thankful for the applause he got. Some of that applause was probably out of women as well for that horrifying statement. Yes, because it’s that unfathomable for Marouni apparently that a man should probably keep it in his pants until the woman “pushing” him says yes.

A feminist activist rose up to the occasion on the spot and chastised him for his statement, saying she was “ashamed” to have someone like him represent her in parliament. Marouni was then “offended” that she was ashamed.

“If only that woman whose name I don’t know and I don’t want to know who objected in such an offensive way had waited until the end of the conference to see how many women had taken their picture with me.”

Yes, because people posing for pictures with you is exactly the standard by which one judge’s your sexism and misogyny. That sad moment when a Lebanese MP is more taken aback by the fact that someone challenged his backward dogma than by the fact he thinks it’s okay in some cases for men to rape women in 2016.

Dear Mr. Marouni, I’m also ashamed to have you as a Lebanese MP, legislating (or not) on my behalf in any function, being a person who does not understand that people’s sanctity is holy. Also, being ashamed at you is not “offending” you. It’s probably the most courteous thing one could tell you at such a statement given the circumstances.

Why don’t you think about your female relatives for once? Put yourself in their shoes if only for a moment to see how despicable it is for their brother, their son, etc.. to say that them being violated can sometimes be justified or that they can sometimes be blamed for having a man force himself on them.

Mr. Marouni, this is the discourse in which you are taking away a woman’s right to her own body away from her, like almost every other right in this God forsaken country that has been taken away from those same women you believe can be sometimes blamed for being raped.

I fail to see how anyone such as you can be trusted to come up and defend laws that defend every single Lebanese person in any aspect. Granted, you are doing none of that, but in the hypothetical scenario that you might, how am I supposed not to be ashamed that the laws of my country are being ratified by men with such a mentality?

But please, by all means, keep on thinking women posing for pictures with you is enough justification for you thinking they’re open season.

 

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37 thoughts on “Lebanese MP Elie Marouni Blames Lebanese Women For Getting Raped

  1. Elie Marouni, you are a disgrace for humanity.

    On the same logic as yours, what is the responsibility of your brother in his assassination?
    Your brother must have provoked his killers to kill him.

    How about that ?

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  2. To Robert Ghanem:

    I totally disagree with you Robert, Mr Elie Marouni is absolutely right, when women (or girls) are raped, they are always responsible for it.

    I know what I am talking about, I am a serial rapist myself.

    I never raped a woman wearing a hijab or niqab, I only rape women when they wear skirts.

    I am sure that Mr Elie Marouni is also a man of experience, he must be a rapist as well.

    Elie, next time I have a victim, I will bring it to your garage so that we can rape her jointly, OK?

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  3. Shame on every site pulishing a story without being 100% sure of what happened. The story is false, and one journalist twisted every word he said in order to go on tv and gain “fame” please consider what I said. Let us as Lebanese l, hand in hand, go after the bad and lying politicians. Not the good ones

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    • HAHAHAHAH “good ones” HAHAHAHA this man is nothing but a physical embodiment of old school antique lebanese christian mentality… not only afraid of muslims, but will not even try to understand them and coexist with them. Not only that, he’s shown to be blatantly ignorant.

      need proof for his incompetence ?

      Seriously, how do you not know what are the 3 main fundamental pillars of a functioning government ?

      Maybe because you are a walking brute of a man and only voted in your place to fill the quota of christian yes-men in the goverment… elie marouni.. LOL

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    • HAHAHAHAH “good ones” HAHAHAHA this man is nothing but a physical embodiment of old school antique lebanese christian mentality… not only afraid of muslims, but will not even try to understand them and coexist with them. Not only that, he’s shown to be blatantly ignorant.

      need proof for his incompetence ?

      Seriously, how do you not know what are the 3 main fundamental pillars of a functioning government ?

      Maybe because you are a walking brute of a man and only voted in your place to fill the quota of christian yes-men in the goverment… elie marouni.. LOL

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  4. Thanks for this. MP Elie Marouni has a twin here in the Bahamas, also an MP who has said almost verbatim what your MP has said. When tackled on his remarks and attitude he made a kodak moment of presenting a donation check to the women’s crisis centre. When this `donation’ was rejected he became offended (emotional twin) and verbally abusive (twin communication patterns). Hopefully, the US will not elect the third twin. Regards, Audrey

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  5. Hey mister with a butt chin , i hope someone rapes your mom or your sister lamma ykouno mnazbtin halon la dahra, and in front of you kamen . Second i hope teje mara tnik wejjak because women rule

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  7. An attitude like this would end the career of a politician in NZ (and I’m proud to admit it). Keep exposing it for what it is. Change takes time and persistence but is worth it.

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  8. Démocratie – Gouvernement est la pire des dictatures parce qu’elle est la dictature exercée par le grand nombre sur la minorité.

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  10. Ce sont les métiers dit sales (commes éboueurs ou égoutiers….) qui contribuent le plus à la propreté, et , paradoxalement, ce sont les professions de Prestige (comme politiques, financiers, haut responsables,….) qu’on trouve le plus d’ordures.

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    • malek toi tu es sale tfouuuuuuuuuuuu w tfeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhh tel3it rihtak bi kel liban ya ordure enta ma hadan bihebbak kelloun labatouk tes amis tes clients meme la famille kadifa btekrahak ya wate ya charchouh koul khara w seddo la temmak ya kesseye enta yalle ebta3mol pipi w enta assis .yalla gallops obsede tarde mental idiot stupid enshallah tmout 3a jhannam el hamra ya sermeyit 3aylit kadifa tu met toujours le nom de famille pour que les gens te prend en consideration ya ordures ya charmout kelloun kelloun biyekrahouk mfakkar halak mahdoum ye3ta3 3emrak ya wate wate wate awta men el mjerir wel khara tfouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu .

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  12. La Femme est capable de tous les exercices de l’homme sauf de faire Pipi debout contre le mur.

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    • min 3am yehke lech enta ya kasskousso w ya kesseye tu fais pipi w enta assis . stehe w khjal ya mannyouk cheyif modelak kezzem zmekk sarsour beddamak 3al ared wate wate wate ma bte3la allah men 3ando yekhdak 3a jhannam el hamra inshallah tehterik w tenchewe ya charchouh .

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  13. Quand les riches volent les pauvres cela s’appelle du Business.
    Quand les pauvres luttent pour récupérer leurs Biens cela s’appelle de la violence.

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  14. La vie c’est comme une bicyclette, il faut avancer pour ne pas perdre l’équilibre.

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  15. Ce qui est extraordinaire, c’est un type qui gratte cent balle à la caf ça choque, alors qu’une poignée de voyou qui nous vole des milliards et des milliards USDollars chaque année ça laisse tout le monde indéfférent.

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  16. Religion is for people who are afraid of going to Hell.
    Spirituality is for those who have already been there.

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  17. Le passe – temps favori, du premier ministre Mr.Fouad Seniora Séquestration des bien.

    – Mr Fouad Seniora:inventeur de la tirelire.

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  18. Dans les temps de la tromperie Universelle, dire la vérité devient acte révolutionnaire.

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  19. Une Femme doit avoir trois Hommes dans sa vie:
    1 – un de soixante ans pour le chéque.
    2 – un de quarante ans pour le chic.
    3 – et un de vingt ans pour le choque.

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  20. Les Quatre meilleurs voeux:
    1 – Gagner de l’argent sans travailler.
    2 – D’être intelligent sans étudier.
    3 – D’aimer sans être blessé.
    4 – De manger sans Grossir.

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  21. Truly MP is 2000/100 Right. Because Lebanese Women, Ladies and Girls need more respect, true discipline for their body in terms of mode of dressing. Everything should be done in moderation. They should also not forget that they have Father, Brother, Son watching every beat of them and any way they present themselves lives a long way. You don’t need to expose your all in the name of shameful fashion. Pls, correct Lebanese women generally. “Charity begns at Home”.

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