...the woman would "have to" scream to prove rape as if that was such an unfair imposition on her.
This is very nearly the stupidest, least aware, thing I have ever heard. Did it enter your little mind that screaming can get a rape victim strangled or beaten into a coma? Honestly, there is a point at which willful ignorance just becomes disgusting. You are long past that point.
What the Hell are you babbling about? In OT times, the rapist was going to be killed if he got caught. If she started screaming, it was far more imperative then than it is now that he shut her up. He wasn't risking a few years of crappy room and board from the state if he got caught, he was risking death. You have, as usual, got this entirely ass-backwards.
Could you perhaps elucidate, quoting the appropriate verse, precisely what worse-than-stoning punishment he would get if he took the entirely prudent step strangling her to shut her up?
If she didn't scream she'd be stoned for adultery.
Nice own goal. Quite the brilliant law-giver you have there. Did you miss the part where we're discussing God's attitude toward sex? Or did you miss the part where he (in your fairy-tale, at least) is responsible for those laws, and their damned if you do/damned if you don't idiocy?
Respect is earned, Faith. Your dishonesty and willful ignorance have long ago stripped you of any expectations in that department.