Prabhupada - Consent to rape

There are very disturbing statements that Prabhupada made and these quite worrying especially since the whole reason for KC to exist is to create and understanding and respect to life and all living creatures including humans. I would be interested to hear what people things of these statements, these are actual words spoken by Prabhupada.

Here he's implying that's ok to rape women and ok to attack them

“In this regard, the word vikhyatam is very significant. A man is always famous for his aggression toward a beautiful woman, and such aggression is sometimes considered rape. Although rape is not legally allowed, it is a fact that a woman likes a man who is very expert at rape.”

“Generally, when a woman is attacked by a man–whether her husband or some other man–she enjoys the attack, being too lusty.”

"When a husbandless woman is attacked by an aggressive man, she takes his action to be mercy.”

"Prabhupada: “Yes, that is law always. Rape means without consent, sex. Otherwise there is no rape. There was a rape case in Calcutta, and the lawyer was very intelligent. He some way or other made the woman admit, ‘Yes, I felt happiness.’ So he was released. ‘Here is consent.’ And that’s a fact. Because after all, sex, rape or no rape, they will feel some pleasure. So the lawyer by hook and crook made the woman agree, ‘Yes, I felt some pleasure.’ ‘Now, there is consent.’ So he was released. After all, it is an itching sensation. So either by force or by willingly, if there is itching, everyone feels relieved itching it. That’s a psychology. It is not that the woman do not like rape. They like sometimes. They willingly. That is the psychology. Outwardly they show some displeasure, but inwardly they do not. This is the psychology.” (Morning Walk — May 11, 1975, Perth)




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    • That's not what he's referring to, he's clearly accepting that rape is ok, why? if he was a man of God then he should have condemned such acts, why would he support rape?
      • He already condemned all such nonsense by creating ISKCON Society and giving culture of following Four regulative principles which include no illicit sex. So why not join the society and feel relieved from all such trouble, why do you become over worried about others. He might have said in some context to someone that is not to be taken negatively. And above all you can't understand a pure devotee's words, actions, etc by your ordinary tiny brain! So better don't comment rather take a positive side, It was said that Even Jesus ate meat, and Lord shiva drank poison , Lord Krishna forcefully married many women, but what is background and their heart behind doing all these must be carefully understood, and if at all you have more doubt then ask in humble way not in challenging or negative way! That will not solve the issue nor it will down Prabhupada!
      • thats the problem with people now. They take everything out of context. Ok so you accept Prabhupada said rape is OK. What you will do now? Oh Please ....
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