Nicole, that doesn't shock me at all. In fact, it makes perfect sense. You are very
Another thing, if Catholic catechism teaches that Dinah was raped, which you seem to indicate, the Bible doesn't say that. It says that Shechem's heart was knit with her, and that he took her home and lay with her, violating her chastity (duh), and then went to her father and asked for her. Here is the text.
I wouldn't classify that as rape unless she was under age, which is possible. He did get it out of order, though. Had he asked for her first, he might have at least lived to tell about it. I don't know if he would have been permitted to marry her, though. You have to remember that the Canaanites were exceedingly debauched, practicing infant sacrifice, bestiality, and other stomach-turning things. It may very well be that Jacob wouldn't allow his daughter to marry into such a culture. That's just speculation, though, and I'm still not condoning what her brothers did. Jacob didn't either. He was pissed.
I beg to differ with your statement that women can't be seduced. It is my observation, and I believe a generally accepted principle, that both men and women can be seduced. Perhaps "seduction" needs definition. Seduction is inducing someone to consent and cooperate in immoral (outside of marriage) sexual intercourse by enticements that overcome their scruples. The victim willingly participates, but later regrets having done so. "Allowing it to happen" is being seduced.
I may have to check out this book. What is the author's name?