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Do we still not know the definition of rape?

Virginia State Sen. Richard H. “Dick” Black doesn’t. The politician is running for Congress, but comments he made in 2005 about rape may come back to haunt him.

In a speech he made while serving in the Virginia House of Delegates, Black suggested that spousal rape was in fact something that couldn’t actually happen.

“I do not know how on earth you could validly get a conviction of a husband-wife rape, when they’re living together, sleeping in the same bed, she’s in a nightie, and so forth, there’s no injury, there’s no separation or anything.”

The video, which you can watch above, was released back in December 2013 by The Weekly Standard, just days after Black announced he was considering a congressional bid. In response, Black sent out an email claiming he was “not taking a position for or against marital rape.”

But his own words paint a totally different picture. And so, with this latest discovery, someone out there believes that rape can only be rape if it is done violently by a stranger.

As if the act of rape wasn’t violent enough.

SOURCE: Weekly Standard | VIDEO SOURCE: Weekly Standard