The ratio is the point in which the accusation of hypocrisy comes from when actually all I want is the whole set of numbers to see whether the conclusion is correct or not, I care not about who is the victim more often than the other but the accuracy of the claim.
So really, I think this should be an argument about institutions and not gender. That's also true of rape more generally, we shouldn't just scream about how bad it is, we want to stop it, not give it cultural power which entices sadists to use rape as a means of self-actualization.
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Rape is bad, rape should be gender neutral in terms of investigation, punishment, victim support and requirement of evidence. Who in this thread has been against that exactly?
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Most drug users are slightly more affluent than average (contrary to popular belief, the poorer you are, typically, the less likely you are to use drugs, at least according to welfare statistics compiled after a few states (looking at you Florida) started mandatory tests for recipients of government funding). They also are not addicts, nor do they get intoxicated in public places.
Now you can say "Why do you use drugs, it hurts people!" Many people will say: "You're stupid, I grow my own." Or "Yeah, my 70 year old neighbor is really scary! He's gonna' fucking murder me if I'm late paying him back!" Sometimes of course drugs do go through the cartels, and do cause a lot of harm. But those cartels only exist because drugs are black market goods! And more than that... did you stop buying shoes or clothes that use child labor? Probably not. If you did, cool, but I bet you don't know who does and doesn't. Most people don't bother.
And see that's the point, this is all a stupid fucking tragedy. Human suffering, promoting human suffering. So yeah, you can go to jail for growing a pot plant in your back yard, with a seed you got from Willie Nelson. It's not about right and wrong, it's about dividing and conquering people. Same people who don't want you to ever get high, don't want you to enjoy having sex. They fucking suck.
People just need to stop being such fucking assholes. Someone doesn't stop being human when they commit a crime, and shit, tons of things are crimes that don't do anything bad to anyone!
There's not enough information in the articles to say the numbers are false.
It's very frustrating especially when you argue with feminists who want to have a monopoly on being rape victims as if they are the only victims.
No one wants to accept the fact that society created these monsters.
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"It's easy to be a saint in paradise."
- Benjamin Sisko, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
so by this, it means that basically 1200 rapes happen...per day....in the US? which is about 24 rapes per state per day.
How do the prisoners live in the US prisons, generally? I mean; where are they getting raped? How can they avoid the guards? Do they share cells and that's where it happens?