(Original post by Truths)
If only monsters perpetrate sexual violence, what happens when a woman is raped by her husband, who she loves, and who is not a monster? What do you do when you coach does something sexually inappropriate? Or if you think you saw your neighbor touch a child, but you could not imagine her to be that type of person? Vilifying perpetrators silences victims. Because most victims and witnesses intimately know the abuser or rapist, and because the label of abuser or rapist is so extreme, people struggle to speak up about sexual violence. We don't want to label people we know as monsters, even though they've committed monstrous acts. To adequately support the victims abused, raped and molested by the people they know and love, we need a more complicated approach towards perpetrators that integrates the violence of their acts with the reality of their humanity.
I think most people acknowledge that most street crime can be traced down to social and economic reasons. Hopefully people will soon realise that sex crimes are also due to social reasons.
Seeing as law to begin with is a social construct, I'm fairly
Are you saying that some men who rape are not monsters?
I beg to differ. If a man rapes somewhat, and he is not otherwise rendered irresponsible, he is a monster.
Seriously I'm so confused by what you just said. The way we should solve rape is by treating people who rape like they aren't doing anything too
wrong? You are insane. Rapists are evil people, evil people deserve punishment. It is this simple.
I don't care what 'most people acknowledge', I care what is the truth. You cannot divorce a person from their social or economic circumstances and then decide what is social and what is not. This is something I was wrong about in that post. Whether the cause of rape is social or not, rapists are wrong to do what they do, and should be punished regardless, so long as they are not otherwise rendered irresponsible.
You do realise that we're never going to reduce all crimes to social reasons? That would just be to reject any notion of responsibility. Good luck creating any working system which denies responsibility.
Um, just because the law is a 'social construct' (Though it isn't, it is a political and legal one), it isn't the case that violations of it can't have biological causes. Obviously they do at least sometimes, for instance when someone dependent on heroin buys heroin, they're breaking the law, and the cause of biological.
It might be difficult to believe that I'm sitting here, having to explain to someone who pretends to see the importance of human rights, that rapists are responsible for their actions. Sadly, Feminists cease to surprise me, they're mired in a relativism that they will probably never escape from.