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Rapists Should be Castrated

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Started: 5/12/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I will be arguing FOR the resolution using these common off-the-top-of-my-head definitions.

Rapist - someone who commits rape

Rape - forcing an unwilling partner into sexual acts without their consent

Castration - the removal of the genitals via cutting


No trolling

No schematics

No citing the 8th amendment as a reason against the resolution [this should be outside the Constitution and based on principal alone]

First Round Acceptance



I take up the offer.
Debate Round No. 1


Thank you for accepting what is sure to be an interesting debate.

Fitting the Crime

Some of the main reasons that rape occurs have their roots deeply in reproduction, sex and desirability. Subconsciously, men tend to rape in order to create the most favorable reproduction combination available. Another reason men rape is for the feeling of power over a victim. [1]

All of these reasons can be done away with by castration.

What castration can accomplish:

a) eliminates most sexual desire from a man drastically reducing (if not eliminating) the desire to rape

b) eliminates the urge to reproduce and therefore the urge to reproduce favorably

c) eliminates the ability to have sex which renders repeat offences impossible

d) reduces testosterone production which would reduce that "macho" urge to feel power over a woman

What this will do is make sure that once a rapist is convicted they will never have the ability to rape again.

i. Repeat Offenders

67.5% of all criminals released from prison are arrested again within 3 years. [2] In the short run (3 years) 2.5% of rapists will commit another rape. [2]

In the long run, some studies show the repeat rate for sexual offenders can be as high as 88%. [3]

This being said, by castrating rapists, all of these numbers will drop significantly or disappear entirely. Rapists won't be able to rape again so the rate of repeat offence will shrink away to nothing. This practice would save the 2.5% of rape victims which are raped again within 3 years of the rapists release and the potential 88% of rapes that happen in the long run.


Castration would act as a major deterent for criminals. Men might think twice about raping someone if they know that the punishment will be so severe. This will work especially because rapists stastistically are more prone to indulging in sexual behavior and to be more concerned with "manly" or "macho" behavior. If you threaten to take away the things that drive these people they may be more inclined to to think twice before committing such a crime. This would help to prevent future crimes in order to bring the rape rate down as well as eliminating repeat offences by rapists.

i. Sense of Justice

Another benefit to castration can go out to the victims themselves and the families of rape victims in the form of comfort. Comfort knowing that the rapist that hurt them or their families will never be able to rape again. A deeper sense of justice would resonate even after the rapist is released because they have been permenantly deprived of the ability to rape and will serve as an eternal source of justice and peace of mind for the victims.

In Conclusion

- Castration will eliminate repeat offences

- Castration can bring the rape rate down through deterence

- A sense of comfort and justice will be provided to victims long after conviction and potential release



Felix06 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2


Extend all points.


Felix06 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3


Complete Forfeit by Con

Vote Pro


Damn. I forgot about this.
I guess you win :(
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Maikuru 5 years ago
I guess I should have taken it after all lol.
Posted by ConservativePolitico 5 years ago
Darn. Full FF...
Posted by ConservativePolitico 5 years ago
Good lesson to learn.

I made a debate after midnight... who knows where this will end up.
Posted by Maikuru 5 years ago
I'm tempted but I've learned not to accept debates after midnight. Maybe tomorrow.
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