Monday, July 28, 2014

Don’t hang him. Just take it off

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This post is a response to Indispire#23 which is...Treat Juvenile Rapist as an Adult and Punish Him and If proven they should be Hanged. #HangTheRapis

Here's my take...

There are no degrees of rapists.
They are just that. 

If they know how to dominate, subdue and have sex with a woman, by force, without her consent, they are criminals no matter what their age.

A rapist has no value for life, his or hers. 
But he certainly values his domination and masculinity. 
So it's simply apt to take away from him what he values and misuses the most. Isn't it? 
Take away the tool which is causing the crime and let him feel the shame and pain for the rest of his life. 

Somewhere in the world, his victim still living with her dignity shattered and lifelong trauma and distrust of mankind. Putting her perpetrator’s life out is hardly going to serve the purpose. Therefore, I would never advocate hanging for rape. It should be castration.

Rest assured, he is no longer going to be able to be a repeat offender.
 
An eye for an eye.
A life for a life.
Dishonour in lieu of dishonour.

10 comments:

  1. All the best. Be sure that someone close to you are not castrated tomorrow on a false charge..hope you know how the law have become..if not read this - http://parthasadhukhan.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/to-the-hangtherapist-campaigners/

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    1. Only if proven and convicted...I forgot to add. :)

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    1. Yes Datta,
      It's not death. It's to make them suffer. Death is an easy way out.

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  3. Castration for rapists is being strongly advocated of late, but the moot point is whether this will help prevent future crimes.

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    1. Hi Ragini,
      Clearly the sword of death punishment isn't working for these guys. May be life long shame will. Hopefully, something will deter these perverts.

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  4. I would suggest you read about solitary confinement and sleep deprivation as means of punishment. Death and castration would seem far too nice in comparison.

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    1. Hi Sriram,
      From what I hear from a trusted source, child molesters, rapists and generally, sexual offenders, in that order, get punished in the prison itself, even before they are convicted. Sleep deprivation, solitary confinement, (as you have mentioned) and to add, sodomy, torture of all sorts...this is what they experience there. And I am told that the jailors turn a blind eye. So yeah, poetic justice is served then and there for them.

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  5. Your post title made me want to stop by. I think this was the most honest blog post I have read on this topic. :) I have to admit, my mom has always suggested the same punishment to the ruthless men who committed these crimes against women. Appreciate the post and kudos on your take. :) Couldn't agree more.

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    1. :). Thanks. Yes. Even mother and grandma thinks so. I think the best people to ask this question to should be other women. I'm guessing 10 out of 10 will advocate castration over hanging. How much satisfaction in seeing him suffer shame.

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