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Castration? I approve – Anything to stop Rape, do you?

26 February 2013, 16:00

Suddenly people are looking at Castration as a Rape deterrent! They are weighing up the options – Rape and Gender violence is a shame that enshrouds the whole of South Africa. I ask you what do YOU think?

Ministers and Activists are asking why Chemical Castration should not be an option to stop sex crimes.  I have asked the same question time and time again - why it is not used as a deterrent?  Together with the Death Penalty - Harsh and heinous crimes call for harsher punishment!

People should stop associating our previous Death Penalties with the here and now. This is not political – we are engulfed by crimes against society . This is for saving our women, children, the old and frail and toddlers. I know our Constitution disallows it – I know it’s against Human Rights. If you are against it, whats your alternative? The Rapists and vicious killers are getting bolder by the day – because our laws favour the criminal rather than the victim! Human Rights for hardened vicious criminals. What about the Human Rights of victims that have to live knowing there are no rights for them?

Anene has died and so has Reeva.

Two young girls from opposite ends of the spectrum. One from dire poverty, the other, from an upper class society. This proves that class has no reflection on violence. And what about the forgotten ones in between – the frail old ladies, the helpless young boys and girls are all victims of violence – whether they live in mansions or slums?

The perpetrators don’t care who they rape and violate – and then in most instances they don’t pay the price. How many times have we seen them walk free? Money and clever lawyers get them out – in most cases, to commit the same heinous crimes again. And that’s another reason they get bolder – they know there are loopholes in our laws – they know they will live to rape again!

I know some people may say other countries have the death penalty and that people still commit crimes. But South Africa is fast becoming the leading country in all forms of violent crime. Criminals get caught but only a small fraction pays the price. There is a rape every four minutes! Young and old are raped every day as we go about our business.

Harsher measures are needed to deal with the scourge of violence. Chemical Castration, where drugs are administered is the answer.  It is safe and painless and is a series of injections given to the violator every few months!  Chemical castration has been successful in other parts of the world – in fact some sex offenders ask for it. They know they need it to control their carnal urges! It needs to be a priority. Rapists should not be gives a chance to rape again, and again, and again!

The laws should be rewritten to include Castration – chemical or physical!

Our Political parties should get together to seek alternatives and find ways to reduce the carnage these criminals are wreaking on our country. Women and children need more protection – but no – politicians are so busy scoring points against each other that they don’t see what is happening to the people who need help. Or else they are merely politicians to enrich themselves!

Statistics show the massive hurt and pain these rapists inflict on the innocent!  Rapists and Molestors need to lose that part of their body, the penis, so they are better able to live amongst society! Their penises are not used for reproduction, they use it as a weapon against women – to them God gave them a penis to use as a dangerous weapon! Dangerous weapons must be removed – the law says so – add penises to dangerous weapons!

Countries across the Globe are looking at or using Castration as a sentence or deterrent. As usual, South Africa will be the last to use it. Meanwhilethe rapes and violence continue.

Call me self indulgent, or an idiot as some men preferred to call me when I wrote another article. This is a burning issue. Maybe we will wake up when we are the victims. When our girls have been raped and murdered, when our little boys have been sodomised or when our grandmothers have been raped. And yes – If my son becomes a Rapist, then he should be castrated!

Or do you have an alternative? Should we as citizens be allowed to have a referendum and offer alternatives? Will men feel offended by Castration as an alternative? Maybe innocent men will feel they could become victims. But this is only for those that refuse to stop raping. It is up to the State to prove they need to be Castrated. How can this be put into effect as part of the Justice system? Does this not affect society as a whole? 

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