“The negroes, they capture and rape.”

“The negroes, they capture and rape.”

Prabhupada said, “I have heard from many women that they rape. The negroes, they capture and rape.” – Morning walk, 20 April 1974, Hyderabad

Prabhupada: That Central Park, nobody can walk there. I have heard from many women that they rape. The negroes, they capture and rape. Life is unsafe even in a civilized city like New York. So what is this civilization? Our (name withheld) was… [break] …Park. (Name withheld) our. Yes, she said.

Mahamsa: She said?

Prabhupada: No, no, she said. She was captured by a group of negroes to rape her. [break] That girl, what is his name? (name withheld) wife?

Satsvarupa: (Name withheld).

Prabhupada: She was raped.

Satsvarupa: Trinidad.

Prabhupada: Yes. She was raped.
“…What is called? When man forcibly attacks?”

“…What is called? When man forcibly attacks?”

Prabhupada said, “…The male duck is attacking the female duck, what is called? When man forcibly attacks?” – Morning Walk, 6 January 1977, Bombay

Prabhupada: No, no, San Francisco. There is a lake. So there the ducks, the male duck is attacking the female duck, what is called? When man forcibly attacks?
Giriraja: Rape.
Prabhupada: Rape, the same thing.
“…Then there is love, not by force. That is rape.”

“…Then there is love, not by force. That is rape.”

Prabhupada said, “Love is reciprocal, voluntary, good exchange of feeling, then there is love, not by force. That is rape. The… Why one is called lover, another is called rape?” – Evening darsana, 8 July 1976, Washington D.C.

“That is force. (indistinct) prema. In Bengali it is said ‘If you catch one girl or boy, “You love me, you love me, you love me.”‘ Is it love? (laughter) ‘You love me, otherwise I will kill you.’ (laughter) Is that love? So Krishna does not want to become a lover like that, on the point of revolver, ‘You love me, otherwise I shall kill you.’ That is not love, that is threatening. Love is reciprocal, voluntary, good exchange of feeling, then there is love, not by force. That is rape. The… Why one is called lover, another is called rape?”

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

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

Prabhupada said, “When a husbandless woman is attacked by an aggressive man, she takes his action to be mercy.” – SB 4.25.42, purport

“When a husbandless woman is attacked by an aggressive man, she takes his action to be mercy. A woman is generally very much attracted by a man’s long arms. A serpent’s body is round, and it becomes narrower and thinner at the end. The beautiful arms of a man appear to a woman just like serpents, and she very much desires to be embraced by such arms.

“The word anatha-varga is very significant in this verse. Natha means ‘husband,’ and a means ‘without.’ A young woman who has no husband is called anatha, meaning ‘one who is not protected.’ As soon as a woman attains the age of puberty, she immediately becomes very much agitated by sexual desire. It is therefore the duty of the father to get his daughter married before she attains puberty. Otherwise she will be very much mortified by not having a husband. Anyone who satisfies her desire for sex at that age becomes a great object of satisfaction. It is a psychological fact that when a woman at the age of puberty meets a man and the man satisfies her sexually, she will love that man for the rest of her life, regardless who he is. Thus so-called love within this material world is nothing but sexual satisfaction.”

“Rape means without consent, sex.”

“Rape means without consent, sex.”

Prabhupada said, “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, 11 May 1975, Perth