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Daily show take on the subject:
Rape is already one of the least prosecuted crimes- less than 2% of CONVICTED rapists serve time even though most women (1 out of 3 women reports a rape in her lifetime- most scientists believe 70% of rapes aren't reported so just imagine how many women are really being raped and how often and ugh how many men must be rapists.)
This is not because we cannot house rapists in prison this is because we do not believe rape is a serious crime as a culture. 8 out 10 black men are in prison for personal marijuana use (even though white males are significantly more likely to use marijuana 8-1 when compared to black men they are not imprisoned for the same crime at comparable rates.)
About six month ago a male Californian judge said on HLN we should "legalize rape because it's not a real crime and if we ever want any babies born rape is necessary." I can't believe American is becoming such a misogynist country- things have been getting worse for women over the last 10 years. I truly thought when I was a child I would see legal equality for women in my lifetime now I doubt it will happen in the next 100 years. By legal equality I mean the ERA- full human rights for women- the same ones people of color enjoy.
To not consider rape at least the second worse crime is just a way of creating a way of terrorizing women so they can be controlled and kept in a second class status. Rape isn't in the 10 commandments so it doesn't count. Rape is the only crime where we blame the victim. No one ever asks why a white man wore that expensive suit when he got mugged- no one suggests he was asking for it. In many ways rape is worse than murder (as a behavior) because you can accidentally knock someone over and they could die hitting their head wrong but you can't accidentally have your penis fall into someone vagina. I guess in a strange way that judge was sort of right. How can we ever have consensual sex if the person straight women are having sex with has more legal and human rights? Isn't that then the same as statutory rape? Funny that only 50% of American women will ever experience an orgasm... it couldn't possibly be because most women are being attacked in the vagina!? No it's that women are less sexual than men- um ya. Sorry to digress but the subjects are sort of a mobious strip.
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As a former Psych major, I found that video very interesting. Thanks for posting it.
No problem. It (a version with just the gorilla, actually) is mentioned in 'The God Delusion'. I figured I could find it on YouTube.
The mention of the women not receiving sentences for statutory rape also relates to half of one of the segments of my standup comedy, but I think I'll skip relating it in this thread. I don't think it would be appreciated.
I believe what's making him go a bit ballistic is Asharu's complete refusal to admit that she made an error, instead engaging in grotesque ad hominems and going on page-long, emotional explosions that fail to address any of the valid objections he had raised ... on multiple occasions.
You can't blame someone for getting a bit frustrated when someone they're debating an issue with acts this way. He started with some simple fact-checking posts, and then it escalated from there, with Asharu's responses.