How Often Is Sex Not ‘Rape by Deception’?


A Palestinian man was sentenced to eighteen months in prison in Israel this week for leading a Jewish woman to believe he was Jewish in order to sleep with her. His crime? “Rape by deception.” As a judge explained, “If she hadn’t thought the accused was a Jewish bachelor interested in a serious romantic relationship, she never would have cooperated.” So watch out, guys who try to get laid by pretending to be wealthier, smarter, kinder, healthier, younger, older, more popular, more romantic, more important, less stingy, less bald, or less married than you actually are — i.e., everyone. [NYDN]