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4/28/2005 4:05 pm

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Everyone needs links and stories to keep our minds at ease and a smile on our face!! So I'll start with this story from Yahoo! News out of Europe

Norwegian court convicts first woman for

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian court has sentenced a woman to nine months in jail for a man, the first such conviction in the Scandinavian country that prides itself for its egalitarianism.

The 31-year-old man fell asleep on a sofa at a party in January last year and told the court in the western city of Bergen he woke to find the 23-year-old woman was having oral sex with him.

Under Norwegian law, all sexual acts with someone who is "unconscious or for other reasons unable to oppose the act" are considered .

The court sentenced the woman on Wednesday to nine months in jail and ordered her to pay 40,000 Norwegian crowns (3,300 crowns) in compensation.

"This is a very harsh sentence," the woman's lawyer, Per Magne Kristiansen, told the Norwegian news agency NTB. The woman argued the man had been awake and consented.

The prosecutor had sought a 10-month sentence and argued the court should not be more lenient with a woman than a man. It was Norway's first conviction of a woman for .

Norway has long traditions of equality -- 40 percent of the cabinet of Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, for instance, are women.

---I was going to add a link to this post to show where to go in Yahoo news to see this story but apparently this website considers that a commercial so you just get the story. Sorry.

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