Rodimus Prime wrote:
I meant for the person committing the act. Basic human urges are hard to control and keep in check. Breathing, eating, having sex, and other things are simply encoded in humans as something that MUST be done. It's hard to go against it. Please don't misunderstand, I'm not in any way excusing rape, not at all. As far as I'm concerned rape should be punishable by castration, not just some time behind bars. And this goes for child molestation as well. And yes, breathing and eating are totally essential for individual survival, but sex is essential for the survival of a species, which is why the need for it is driven by genetics. Unfortunately, some people cannot utilize the socially acceptable ways to perform sex.
Not disagreeing, just throwing in some more ideas, (also, hey, teh rod!)
Men and Sexual Desire.
Yes. Men get horny. But that doesn't obviate the need for consent or respect. The whole burqa thing is because women are considered SO HOT and SO SEXY that men seeing, say, their noses would be completely incapable of controlling their lust.
I do not know how this line of thinking creates a masculinity any man would choose to follow--doesn't that say men are so weak they can't even look at things without just...losing it?
I reject that. Men should have self-control, even if they can't manage respect for their sexual partner.
HK, also, womenfolks get frisky urges too. Just sayin'.