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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    I truly believe that physical or chemical castration is the way to go.

    No future possiblity (via rape or consensual) of repeat acts (though one can rape by other means, agreed) nor personal pleasure for themselves.

    Let them live with that.
    This actually strikes me as being the best course of action as well. Rape is a crime which has traditionally carried the penalty of castration, and there are methods available today which would make actual surgical mutilation unnecessary.

    Honestly, what possible reason is there not to go for this option? It helps to reduce the risk of repeat offenses, and, if society is truly unwilling to accept the death penalty, it massively cuts down on the costs incurred by lengthy prison stays.

    It would obviously have to be ensured that accused rapists and pedophiles were given fair and impartial representation before being sentenced, and that the severity of the offense actually warranted such an extreme measure, but other than that, I see no problem with such an approach.
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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    I truly believe that physical or chemical castration is the way to go.

    No future possiblity (via rape or consensual) of repeat acts (though one can rape by other means, agreed) nor personal pleasure for themselves.

    Let them live with that.
    Wow....it's just that, it's not the dark ages anymore. I think the times for dungeons and torture and maiming inmates is perchance over.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Believe it or not, I'm not here to impress you.

    The idea is only rarely expressed in such strong or overt terms, but the belief that rape (in its most common and ordinary form) is an existential horror of such magnitude that it is almost impossible to recover from and must (almost necessarily) ruin the victim's life is always scratching the surface of our culture's collective thinking. Often it bubbles over in some expression or another. It compares unfavorably to that trend in India where women become suicidal because they were seen naked.

    At this point in human history we ought to have more pragmatic attitudes about sex and how it relates to a person's self-respect. Assuming that we don't want to revive indentured servitude or make fines or public shaming a larger part of our justice system, the multiple-year terms of imprisonment is about where the punishment needs to be.
    I agree that rape shouldn't completely destroy a woman's life. But it is still a disgusting crime, for which I don't have much sympathy towards the offenders.

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Wow....it's just that, it's not the dark ages anymore. I think the times for dungeons and torture and maiming inmates is perchance over.
    And locking them in a giant institutionalized man-rape dungeon at tax payers' expense for the rest of their natural lives is any better?

    Please lop my head off instead. I'm begging you!

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Wow....it's just that, it's not the dark ages anymore. I think the times for dungeons and torture and maiming inmates is perchance over.
    Oh right, I forgot that coddling rapists is the new way to go.

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    I truly believe that physical or chemical castration is the way to go.

    No future possiblity (via rape or consensual) of repeat acts (though one can rape by other means, agreed) nor personal pleasure for themselves.

    Let them live with that.
    Agreed.

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Oh right, I forgot that coddling rapists is the new way to go.
    Coddling rapists? Are you daft? Not using the government to maim people is not codding. Jesus, the hysterics are getting out of hand.
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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    And locking them in a giant institutionalized man-rape dungeon at tax payers' expense for the rest of their natural lives is any better?
    It's still punishment. There is a lot wrong with our prison system, much of which is a result of overcrowding. We can address those problems as well. But we cannot use the government to maim inmates anymore. That part is over.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Please lop my head off instead. I'm begging you!
    Or cut your junk off?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Wow....it's just that, it's not the dark ages anymore. I think the times for dungeons and torture and maiming inmates is perchance over.
    Perhaps the word chemical escaped your notice?

    For people that commit these acts, torture is still a viable word for them, since they choose to commit the acts that is truly torture for it's victims.
    Building block or stumbling block.... choose.

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Perhaps the word chemical escaped your notice?

    For people that commit these acts, torture is still a viable word for them, since they choose to commit the acts that is truly torture for it's victims.
    You said physical as well, and the government can't do either.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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