wow as much as I would like to say men are the root of all evil... I would have to agree that rape and molestation are not gender specific nor is it dependant on socio-economic status. I guess the fact of the matter is it doesn't discriminate, it can happen to anyone! I don't believe that castration or even prison terms are what these people need, and I speak as a person who was molested. The hatred of these people does no good, I've been there and it is a lesson I'm learning the hard way. Hatred only fuels the fires and puts a stronger barrier up for people on both sides. I'm not saying that I condone rape or molestation in any way, I wouldn't wish that on anyone. I'm simply saying that intervention, psychological counseling, things like this need to be done... our justice system is far from perfect, we lock up people accused of heinous crimes and in a couple of years they are paroled and most of them go back to the same crimes that put them behind bars in the first place!! So what does prison solve?? It's a short term solution to a long term problem in cases like this.Where is the psychological help, the counseling these people need? It's virtually nonexistent!
People may think this is a wierd stance for me to take , as a victim of molestation, ...but I've learned the hatred will eat you alive and in turn make you no better a person than the person you so despise, I hated "him" for years and it didn't solve anything at all, now I pity him, even feel sorry for him... there was a time that I wished him back alive so I could kill him myself, but I've learned that would not solve anything at all. We've all been told that "sick" people do these things...so if someone were sick would you not seek treatment for them instead of throwing them in a prison cell? It's so tempting for me to say hey I was a victim lock them up and throw away the key... but then truth speaks to me and I know that the agressor was at some point a victim too, and I can either remain a victim and perhaps end up with the same fate one day or I can break the cycle!... try to get help and understanding out there and I guess in effect that is what I am doing here. I know there are great many who that do not share my opinion on this and that is their perogative, as is mine to feel the way I do.