Saturday, October 28, 2006
Now, a recent comment by a fanatical imam has probably caused a lot of controversy and well, rightfully so. Sheikh Taj Aldin has the audacity to compare women to meat, which is bad enough, but to excuse rape?? In the US Army the maximum penalty for rape is death. Unfortunately we cannot use a cigar cutter to cut off a rapist's dick, so the degenerate will bleed to death, but that is exactly what a rapist deserves. Also, rape is not about sexual arousal, as Aldin seems to imply. It is about power, and it is betrayal, the worst act one can commit. A woman trusts humanity that she will be able to leave her house and not be attacked by thugs, and by raping her, you have betrayed that trust. On a date, a man forces himself on a woman, he has betrayed the trust she had in him to agree to a date, and in marriage, this violent act violates a trust wife has in husband as well as the trust of the marriage covenant itself. Never is rape permissible. If a woman walks down the streets naked, that is no excuse to assault her. Grab a videocam if you want, but that's it. Even if she presses herself against a guy, that still isn't an excuse. As far as I am concerned she has to initiate a request for sex, before it's consensual. Now that is an extreme example, but the message should be clear that unless a woman ties an unwilling man down and pounces on him, rape is NEVER the woman's fault. Now, Mechanical Crowds presents an appalling picture of what went on in Cairo. Regardless of causes, the actions are completely unacceptable. I grew up with a pretty strict view of sex, but I was also raised to respect women. I am also fairly lusty and repressed despite a sense of chivalry, but I know right from wrong, and rape is always wrong. In fact it is one of the worst if not the worst thing you can do to another human being. Savages who harass and attack women for being there should simply be castrated. Those who commit rape should be executed. I am not calling any group of people savage, but only those who act in such a repulsive manner.