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    Re: Poland castration law takes effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I have a problem with people making my penis not work, yes.

    Edit: And anyone who actually has a penis would consider this to be cruel
    If you used your penis to rape women or childern you dont really have the right to have it work anymore.

    Untill you are deemed no longer a threat to reoffend, I would rather see a sexual offender(those that committed rape not those that had illegal porn) either be in jail or chemical castrated

    I have a penis as well.

    My right to have it work does not outweigh the collective right to be protected from me reoffending
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    Re: Poland castration law takes effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I have a problem with people making my penis not work, yes.
    Make it not work? I'm pretty sure they can still piss out of it. And as far as shutting off their sex drive, I don't see why that would possibly be a bad thing, considering their sex drive has caused them to violate other people.

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    Edit: And anyone who actually has a penis would consider this to be cruel
    I'm sure anyone who has been raped would consider that to be cruel too. This is an effective means of preventing rapes: both the offender's own recidivism, and the offender being on the victim end as a result of a lengthy prison sentence.
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    Re: Poland castration law takes effect

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    BBC News - Poland castration law takes effect

    Quote(A Polish law that can force some rapists and paedophiles to undergo chemical castration has come into effect.

    The legislation, passed by Polish MPs last September, applies to men who rape children or immediate family members.)

    IMO this would be an excellent Law for the US to adopt.

    It should also be used by the Holy Roman catholic Church for ALL their priests, perhaps we would then be regaled with fewer instances of those disgusting people engaging their sexual fantasies on children not only within the US but also worldwide.
    Regarding the part in bold (my emphasis), are you wanting the Catholic church to simply perform this procedure on their priests simply because they are priests, or just on the priests that are found guilty of pedophilia/molestation?

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    Re: Poland castration law takes effect

    I believe it violates their right to bodily sovereignty.
    They should be locked up, where they do not present a danger to society.
    i do not believe they should be subjected to these drugs that alter their bodily functions.
    It does not matter that they've robbed their victims of their bodily sovereignty.
    That's what violent criminals do. It's a crime. That's why they're criminals.
    It's not what governments should be systematically doing, however.

    To me, this is similar to the idea that we should sterilize women who abuse their children.
    Many people on this board would no doubt support the idea. i do not, for the reasons outlined above.
    Lock them up, take their remaining children away from them permanently. Whatever.
    Don't go systematically diddling with their bodily functions.

    If we're going to "chemically castrate" rapists, why not amputate the arms of a guy who strangles somebody?
    After all, that'll stop him from ever doing it again.
    Amputate the legs of a guy who kicks somebody and severely injures them... or at least sever his spinal cord, so that he becomes a paraplegic. How about that?
    Extract the teeth of somebody who bites another person in a drunken bar brawl and takes a chunk out of them.
    Blind the guy who looks at child porn.

    I'm just saying, i can see where this sort of "poetic justice/ eye for an eye" idea is appealing to some folks, although it doesn't appeal to me at all.
    But the salient point is that it won't prevent a single rape.
    It won't lower the rate at which rape occurs.
    It won't even stop these particular convicted rapists from sexually abusing others.

    It's ignorant. That's what offends me most about it.
    It seems like a political ploy, meant to appeal to ignorant constituents.
    It's got that smell about it.
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    Re: Poland castration law takes effect

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Chemical castration isn't really castration. It's more like putting a man on birth control pills. Essentially, they lose libido and the ability to get an erection. It's caused by drugs people must take, and if they don't take them the effects will ware off. Chemical castration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    And we all know how effective them pills is when concerning our cloning parts!
    I have 2 kids from depending on such ideas.

    It's a waste of time for BC - a waste of time for guys, too, I imagine.
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    Re: Poland castration law takes effect

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I believe it violates their right to bodily sovereignty.
    They should be locked up, where they do not present a danger to society.
    Their bodily sovereignty will be violated a lot more harshly in prison than it will from the use of a medicine.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069
    i do not believe they should be subjected to these drugs that alter their bodily functions.
    It does not matter that they've robbed their victims of their bodily sovereignty.
    That's what violent criminals do. It's a crime. That's why they're criminals.
    It's not what governments should be systematically doing, however.
    What if the criminal offers to take it in exchange for a more lenient sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069
    To me, this is similar to the idea that we should sterilize women who abuse their children.
    Many people on this board would no doubt support the idea. i do not, for the reasons outlined above.
    Lock them up, take their remaining children away from them permanently. Whatever.
    Don't go systematically diddling with their bodily functions.
    There is a difference: Sterilizing women who abuse their children will not in itself stop the abuse.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069
    If we're going to "chemically castrate" rapists, why not amputate the arms of a guy who strangles somebody?
    After all, that'll stop him from ever doing it again.
    His crime was not motivated by the fact that he has arms.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069
    Amputate the legs of a guy who kicks somebody and severely injures them... or at least sever his spinal cord, so that he becomes a paraplegic. How about that?
    Extract the teeth of somebody who bites another person in a drunken bar brawl and takes a chunk out of them.
    Their crimes were not motivated by the fact that they have legs or teeth.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069
    I'm just saying, i can see where this sort of "poetic justice/ eye for an eye" idea is appealing to some folks, although it doesn't appeal to me at all.
    But the salient point is that it won't prevent a single rape.
    It won't lower the rate at which rape occurs.
    It won't even stop these particular convicted rapists from sexually abusing others.
    The evidence seems pretty strong that it dramatically reduces recidivism rates for these kind of crimes.
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    Re: Poland castration law takes effect

    wait and see, if it works in Poland, it should be adopted elsewhere, but for the most part, i agree with what 1069 has said
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    Re: Poland castration law takes effect

    I think I was very strongly in favour of chemical castration - but I (think) I'm undecided now however, I have some initial thoughts to your points.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I believe it violates their right to bodily sovereignty.
    They should be locked up, where they do not present a danger to society.
    i do not believe they should be subjected to these drugs that alter their bodily functions.
    It does not matter that they've robbed their victims of their bodily sovereignty.
    That's what violent criminals do. It's a crime. That's why they're criminals.
    It's not what governments should be systematically doing, however.
    1) Bodily sovereignty is just another form of liberty, people who commit crimes give up some of their liberties when punished. If someone commits a crime we don't hesitate to ask / force them to pay a price i.e. losing their liberty. Someone who robbed another of their bodily soveriegnty shouldn't have the luxury of retaining theirs through an act which doesn't just take away a victim's own bodily soveriegnty (wish there was a shorter typed version of that phrase) but leaves them with a psychological trauma that could last a lifetime.
    A rapist simply finishes their term of punishment and is then taken off drugs. The drug is temporary and simply reduces libido - that probably (I'm guessing) also reduces any reflection that rapist would have about their crime. You could argue that a rapist serving a prison sentence has to suffer the frustration of not being able to act out their impulses - but I've read that peadophiles can be cunning and clever - sometimes the chase and grooming of a victim is as gratifying. Maybe chemical castration would take away that pleasure?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    To me, this is similar to the idea that we should sterilize women who abuse their children.
    Many people on this board would no doubt support the idea. i do not, for the reasons outlined above.
    Lock them up, take their remaining children away from them permanently. Whatever.
    Don't go systematically diddling with their bodily functions.
    I didn't know there were that many women?

    Anyhow, sterilising a woman that abuses her children prevents new children from being created who would have to grow up knowing their mother abused them. It also prevents the situation arising again where a child could be abused. I am also aware of social services failures in the UK where children have been kept in such situations and monitored because some believe it's best for the child to grow up with their natural parents - even if those parents are a danger.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    If we're going to "chemically castrate" rapists, why not amputate the arms of a guy who strangles somebody?
    Amputation is permanent - Chemical castration (another long phrase to type) is temporary.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    After all, that'll stop him from ever doing it again.
    Amputate the legs of a guy who kicks somebody and severely injures them... or at least sever his spinal cord, so that he becomes a paraplegic. How about that?
    Extract the teeth of somebody who bites another person in a drunken bar brawl and takes a chunk out of them.
    Blind the guy who looks at child porn.
    You're continually comparing permanent treatments to one that is temporary!

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    -- But the salient point is that it won't prevent a single rape.
    It won't lower the rate at which rape occurs.
    It won't even stop these particular convicted rapists from sexually abusing others.
    I'm theorising now but I would guess a physical castration would fit your scenario more. Chemical castration (from what I read) lowers the drive to commit the crime - whereas a physical castration would leave the rapist with the drive and he would then probably use some substitute object.

    Just some thoughts.

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    Re: Poland castration law takes effect

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    A Polish law that can force some rapists and paedophiles to undergo chemical castration has come into effect.
    That seems like the type of law which will be objected to by the European Union, and Poland likely will be under pressure to get rid of it.

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    Re: Poland castration law takes effect

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I agree with this but can't give the OP a thanks because of his inappropriate dig at the Catholic Church.

    The criminal acts by (a relatively small number) of priests is inexcusable and the church's handling was shameful, a total disgrace.

    That doesn't change the FACT that Catholic Charities have had a profound and positive effect on more people than all other Christian ministries combined. The number of Catholic schools, universities, hospitals, missions, shelters and charities dwarfs all other western religious organizations.

    The Catholic priests and nuns that I know personally have always driven second-hand cars, lived in apartments, and taken their vows of poverty seriously.
    I could not care less had they lived in mud huts, which in some nations where this religion is practised they do just that.
    Neither do I care whether they journey in second hand cars.
    Every single member of the HRCC clergy takes a vow of poverty, some live up to their vows, many do not.
    Some live up to the idea of helping humanity, many do not.
    Whether the HRCC has had a positive effect on Humanity since it's inception is open to interpretation.
    For those who have been affected by even just ONE Holy Roman Catholic Church Priest Paedophile, servile acceptance of the teachings of that religion are no longer acceptable.
    Whether or not I personally dislike this Church is neither here nor there (and for the record I do detest it and it's false teachings), what is important is that it's Priests, Bishops, probably Cardinals who work with Children are prevented from abusing those children.
    I had thought that Chemical Castration might have been the answer.

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