An article recently in the Globe and Mail by Naomi Wolf exposes India’s culture of rape but lest we get too smug,remember we have much of the same problem here and I suggest we should no longer tolerate the continuing violent rape of women. So let us make 2013 the year we wipe out rape. No, not just pass tougher laws or try to reduce it by 10% , I mean we take a no tolerance stand against any form of violent rape and preferably make that stand world wide-since the world is getting smaller all the time and ancient viruses travel easily from one culture to the other.
And before you freak out let me tell you that many decent men are castrated (because of complications from cancer, et.) and it is no big deal of an operation, possible an out patient job. So I suggest we castrate rapists who use violence or the threat of violence to rape a woman..
Think of the advantages:
1: Granted, while I admit that hanging is no deterrent to murder, the threat of losing one’s genitalia would horrify those who base their very status as a man on just that. Most people like this just grunt their way through life. (And yes, we should do something about that too.) and I’m sure they could easily be deterred by the thought of losing their pride and joy.
2: We would no longer have to pay taxes to jail rapists for five years or more — who, when they get out, rape again
3 They will not be able to have children any more who could be taught to look on women with contempt
And let’s ridicule the Republican’s childish idea that guys are driven to rape because girls are just too provocative – -and what kind of closure can you get from masturbating in a woman’s body?
Right now groups in Kenya are having fun raping women as they drive through an area and despite many being arrested-ending up with one to two year sentences perhaps,-they still just keep on coming. Even for those women who are not victimized, think of the fear they must live in and all we can do is admonish these guys?, Do you not think castration would have been a hell of better way of putting a stop to this?
I realize that we could never get such a law through parliament but the prolifers have the same problem trying to get their message through yet they know that they are having a powerful effect on society’s attitude towards abortion So even if some of us don’t want to go this far, think of the powerful effect on those republicans, for instance-who are busy trying to pass over 400 laws designed to limit women’s sexual activity-to have their eyes forced wide open to the fact that their feeble attempts to justify rape are being openly challenged–that they can’t just shrug off this kind of violence as just a little flirting gone too far-even if just a few groups fight hard to pass this kind of rape law. Here is Wolf’s article:
Cheers, Andy Mulcahy