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Should rape finally get a law to prevent it or to punish rapists?

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Started: 10/2/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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AbbyCat007

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The first round will not be part of the debate, it will simply be an acceptance round.
I will be arguing for the topic stated above. This topic states:
"Should rape finally get a law to prevent it or to punish rapists?"
I hope this can be a mature, sensible, and logical argument. :)
alexis77

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I dont think rapist should get punished i think they need help. they could go to counseling or another type of rehab center to help them with there obsession.
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Posted by Ogg 2 years ago
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I don't see what you're arguing here. Rape is already punishable by law - the person goes to jail if found guilty. Or a psychiatric facility if it is discovered they do indeed have a mental problem. Counseling is a good idea, but should be carried out during imprisonment. They have commited a crime, we can't say they were just sick or didn't understand what they did and shouldn't be punished. We've heard the attempts at rationalization : She was teasing me, we were making out, she said she liked me, she was dressed like that, I know she's slept with a lot of guys, I thought she liked it, we've had sex before, etc. These people understand that rape is bad, but they try to make it out as though they didn't actually rape someone. I'd agree that counseling could help these people understand consent and would help them and that depending on the persons conduct during a trial (showing remorse for their actions) a lesser sentence could be an option, but why shouldn't these people be punished? Ignorance of the law is not a defence. And ignorance of consent should not be a way to avoid punishment for your actions.
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