Rape

I was just reading about the 4 rapists in India that were sentenced to death. Good riddance – read the story and you will agree.

My rant isn’t about this case or the sentence. It is about a fact I read in the article (I have not confirmed it).

In India a woman is raped every 22 minutes. Appalling right? That number is actually far lower than in many other parts of the world.

Lets just talk about in the “civilized” USA (I love America and am not a basher or apologist). Estimates range from 300k to 1.3m rapes per year with another 54% not even reported. A woman has a 1 in 5 chance of being raped. 97% or rapists are never incarcerated. The numbers go on and on. It makes me sick.

What do we do about it? I wish I knew. Definitely start putting the hammer down on the worst of the animals. Forced sterilization. Capital punishment in some cases.

It would be nice to know what can make someone lose all sense of humanity and sink to such a level, but I am definitely not advocating a BS touchy feely 10 year study on it.

We all need to pitch in. More aggressive police work, far more severe punishment, and be supportive of victims.

It’s a horrible crime, and not one we can ever eliminate, but one we should be able to greatly reduce if we just try.

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