It is not often I step up onto a soapbox, but it’s been awhile so here’s the Soapbox Rant for today.
Rape: Taken from the Latin word “rapere”, to sieze or take by force. This word has been used over the centuries to descibe the overtaking of villages to forced sexual relations. Nowdays there are various deffinations thereof: date rape, staturtory rape, custodial rape, male rape, violent rape (though how a rape could not be classified as this I have no clue), gang rape, and the list goes on.
Rape has become so “popular” in our culture that there is even now there is RTS aka Rape Trauma Syndrome, which is recognized as a serious psychological trama. One of the biggest reasons many rapes are not reported to the authorities.
A rapist deserves to be punished. In our socieity today it’s looked upon too lightly and often the peurp get’s away. Either due to lack of evidence, or because as previously mentioned, it’s not reported. There are multiple ways this can be done, there is chemical castration, and of course my favorite, the death penality.
In 1999 the US National Crime Victimization Survey only 39% of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement officials.
Every two and a half minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
I’m not sure where my point is going on this rant other then I think the lynch mob needs to be brought back, with a vengence.