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It's not rape if you wear a condom

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戴避孕套不算强奸 (dài bì yùn tào bú suàn qiáng jiān): It’s not rape if you wear a condom

This phrase comes from an incident that took place in Southwestern Guizhou province. A government official, Wang Zhonggui, is alleged to have raped a middle school teacher while she was intoxicated. Initially, the public security bureau refused to classify the incident as rape because evidence suggested that Wang wore a condom. However, after the incident was picked up by the media, Wang was eventually arrested, approximately two months after the alleged rape.

For more information, see here (English) and here (Chinese).

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The police officer is saying, "It's not rape if he was wearing a condom." Wang Zhonggui, protected in a cocoon-like condom, is identifiable by his official's hat.


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The book has the word "law" written on it.