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2,383 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by Aburame

Do you think we live in a culture that excuses rape?


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16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 3/27/06 - 9:04:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
In some cases, yes.

We don't so much *completely* excuse it as we try to point the finger at the rape victim by blaming them for their clothing, "promiscuous trollopty" behavior, or level of drunkenness.

Although rape isn't something that we take lightly, I don't think it's always taken seriously *enough*. We recognize that it's horrible, but people obviously don't understand HOW horrible it is, considering how quick they are to blame the victim.

16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 3/27/06 - 9:14:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
Mostly no, but in some ways. There are definitely a few people out there who think when young men rape a woman it's just "boys being boys". Fortunately, the number who thinks that way appears to be small.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 3/27/06 - 9:22:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with Mellowstar. We treat it seriously, but not seriously enough.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 3/28/06 - 7:32:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
If the punishment was castration, I bet it would stop immediately.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 3/28/06 - 7:35:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/28/2006 7:32:55 PM rosewomersle wrote:
If the punishment was castration, I bet it would stop immediately.


Castration doesn't work. Studies have proven that it doesn't. The desire is still there...

16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 3/28/06 - 7:40:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think there is always that doubt where people think the woman must have done something to provoke the act of rape. In that respect, of course it's not taken seriously enough.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 3/28/06 - 7:40:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I often think our culture is *uncomfortable* with rape, and people are afraid or unsure of how to discuss it.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/29/06 - 1:05:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
In general it is well and truly frowned upon, but in reality, I just need to turn on the tv to see all these rapists (in-particular gang rapists) who are having there sentences slashed drastically and are getting released on parole. It gives of a vibe of their actions being excused. Especially to the victims.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/29/06 - 1:54:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with Mel. Too many times is the victim blamed for, "walking down that street."

NOTHING at all, is the victim's fault. They did not shout, "Rape me!" They did not post a sign saying, "Rape me! I'm willing."

Only the rapist is too blame.

Instead of castration, how about the guy's penis is just cut off?

16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/29/06 - 2:09:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
As long as the victims of rape are blamed for the crime, and rapists are getting shorter and shorter sentences, yes, I believe our culture is excusing rape.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/29/06 - 6:46:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/28/2006 7:32:55 PM rosewomersle wrote:
If the punishment was castration, I bet it would stop immediately.

Rape isn't a *completely* sexual crime, though.

Rapists just like to feel powerful and "manly" by physically dominating someone else. A castrated rapist would still feel insecure and frustrated, and might still commit violent crimes against women.

The only way to completely ensure the public's safety is to put these people away forever.

16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/29/06 - 6:49:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
unfortunately, yes.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/29/06 - 2:30:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes. there are still many people who buy into that view of "she was asking for it! did you see what she was wearing". WTF!!!
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/29/06 - 3:00:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Rape isn't being 'excused' completely... It seems that in the news and other media like that, rapists are usually 'wanted' only when they do it more than once.

And the clothing doesn't have much to do with it either. People wear what they want not wanting to be a target for rapists.

16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/29/06 - 3:02:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
I guess that should be: "People wear what they want, not because they want to be a target for rapists."

Dang, YT needs an edit option!!

16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/29/06 - 4:51:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/29/2006 1:54:11 AM dragonshadoz wrote:
Instead of castration, how about the guy's penis is just cut off?

Don't know if that would work, but there should be harsher punishments then we have now.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 3/30/06 - 10:04:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think by and large, yes.
Especially considering a few of my own personal experiences.
Which is one of the reasons I want the death penalty for serial rapists.
It seems the only way to prove the signifigance of a crime.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 3/30/06 - 11:37:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/28/2006 7:32:55 PM rosewomersle wrote:
If the punishment was castration, I bet it would stop immediately.
The thinking is rape is not desire but violence!
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 3/30/06 - 12:07:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Which culture are you referring to, US culture? I would say here in the US it depends on the situation like, what she was wearing, etc. That shouldn't make it justifyable. However. in general, I will say no it's not. In other countries such as South Africa, it's almost acceptable.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 3/30/06 - 12:16:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/30/2006 12:07:43 PM cszulins wrote:
Which culture are you referring to, US culture? I would say here in the US it depends on the situation like, what she was wearing, etc. That shouldn't make it justifyable. However. in general, I will say no it's not. In other countries such as South Africa, it's almost acceptable.

Exactly, in some countries the women are not only blamed for it, but also executed for being the victim of rape.

I wouldn't say that rape is so much excused as it is downplayed by the rapists lawyer. And that is simply a flaw in the justice system.

16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 3/30/06 - 2:58:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
I just think it is to easy for people to get off the hook I live in washington and a man raped a boy in WY. He paid bail and got out, went to my town and killed the mom, moms boyfriend and 13 yr old son, then kidnapped a girl and boy, raped them repeadeatly, then killed to boy. But they found the girl and she is safe at home. That shouldn't be allowed to happen
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 3/30/06 - 8:31:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think thisa world is crap they take the reality of rape and turn it into fiction in some sick kindof creul way.its like they erase it from minds of all people who belive outside and who have their own opinion its like if you dont belive what the rest of the corrupt world belives and anti_social and an outkast and that exactly what i just saaid probly confused you but that is because its the truth of the world and shows their concepts on rape
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 3/30/06 - 8:33:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/30/2006 8:31:37 PM spade42991 wrote:
i think thisa world is crap they take the reality of rape and turn it into fiction in some sick kindof creul way.its like they erase it from minds of all people who belive outside and who have their own opinion its like if you dont belive what the rest of the corrupt world belives and then your anti_social and an outkast and that is exactly what i just said it probly confused you but that is because its the truth of the world and shows their concepts on rape
and i quote drat the world and its crap belifs
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 3/30/06 - 9:30:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/30/2006 10:04:49 AM Wynna wrote:
I think by and large, yes. Especially considering a few of my own personal experiences. Which is one of the reasons I want the death penalty for serial rapists. It seems the only way to prove the signifigance of a crime.

I agree, but unfortunately they'd just appeal the same way murderers do.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 3/30/06 - 9:33:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/29/2006 1:05:44 AM surrysounds wrote:
In general it is well and truly frowned upon, but in reality, I just need to turn on the tv to see all these rapists (in-particular gang rapists) who are having there sentences slashed drastically and are getting released on parole. It gives of a vibe of their actions being excused. Especially to the victims.

I agree.

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