@anon315059: Are you a doctor? My money says no. Easy for you to say. There are more kinds of rape that happen right now and are committed by the very people screaming for blood and torture.
Psychological rape, bullying, racism committed by any race, mental abuse, gender profiling, poverty, classism, civil liberty violations, hazing etc. could all be considered rape. The most judgmental and hypocritical people, by and large, have proven to be in violation of their own religious texts.
Confinement in prisons for crimes is quite acceptable if properly administered, so make the legal system accountable for that. A person going to jail for a sex offense is very close to a death sentence. They lose their job and employment, as well as the loss of prestige in any community for life. They lose their personal belongings and credit rating, go through incarceration, pay court costs, fees, probation. Not to mention the jail/prison conditions. There are many other crimes that have worse consequences for the victims with less punishment. This has become a gender attack and I can tell you personally most men don't speak up if they are raped or sexually abused by women.
It is no less a crime and actually creates more sex offenders than is given credit. We are blaming societal pressures upon the common person. Society is largely to blame for mistreating and isolating people. How about trying to better understand what is actually the cause instead of lashing out in irrational haste and unnatural barbarism? Any one person who is shy, lonely, vulnerable, depressed, severely stressed, OCD, ADHD or self conscious is at high risk for a sex offense. On the other hand, any person who is anti-social, aggressive, control obsessed or angry is at risk for sex offense/rape. There are too many shades of grey here and not enough real work has been done on this subject other than a hasty and questionable social judgement. We have more compassionate laws concerning wild animals than these humans.
This is yet another attempt to reduce mankind to the level of dirt and strip us of our human rights and liberties. This can only get worse. You have to understand our society is going through enormous changes from as far back as integrating minorities into the mainstream and equality, not to mention millions of illegal immigrants who cannot be absorbed or provided for by the our government administrations projections for how many jobs are needed to sustain us. This in itself is enough to have enormous implications and an undercurrent of mental stress and physical stress that isn't being addressed at all.
We are actually enabling other types of deviant personalities with this extremism and they are partly the type responsible for bullying and mental abuse.