Alright guys, another article that’s not what you think.
This is inspired by a woman named Germaine Greer. What she says is thought provoking. And since I like provoking thoughts, I’m going to repeat her words.
She’s written a book about it, but the summary is simple. Lets stop treating rape as a hugely incredibly terrible event that puts ALL the responsibility upon the victim instead of the perpetrator. Instead of having this ridiculous standard of proof, lets lower that standard, and lower the penalty. You raped someone? Pay the fine. Make it a big fine.
Was there injury involved? Then the fine is increased.
Did she say no? Or was she incapacitated on her own? Then even more fine.
Did YOU incapacitate her? Increase the fine yet again.
Get the picture? It’s like a speeding ticket. Break it down into its respective components and penalize each of them. Faster justice. More impact upon the perps. Easier to prove.
Are these thoughts controversial? Oh yes.
Is there a right and a wrong here? Absolutely not.
I’m not a proponent of following them. However, I’m a big fan of discussing them. Unless we start tackling all of our social problems head on in rational manners, we’re not going to be going anywhere. If anything, we are slipping backwards.
So, consider the words, ponder the thoughts, and think through what we’re trying to achieve as a society. There has to be a solution in there, somewhere.