THINK PRISON RAPE IS FUNNY?
Wonder why rape stats are up in your community? Well, wonder no more....
"It is not just my case; no, I know from other victims of prison rape how the male seeks compensation for the trauma of the total loss of control by striking back and asserting control; as it was lost in violence so it is regained in violence. It may be that the most serious cost of prison rape to society is that it takes non-violent offenders and turns them into people with a high potential for violence, full of rage and eager to take vengeance on the society which they hold responsible for their utter humiliation and loss of manhood. If they do not turn their frustrated rage against themselves, -- I suspect that a majority of jail suicides are rape victims -- they may turn it on the world outside, perhaps becoming rapists themselves in a desperate attempt to "regain their manhood". ....
"The victims of rape, like most prisoners, leave confinement a good deal more "antisocial" than when they enter it. The practice of rape is but one mechanism in a system that takes non-violent people and efficiently processes them into men who rape, rob, assault, and kill. It seems to be that "society" must be self-destructive, an eager victim who maintains such institutions in order to punish itself for its own feelings of guilt over its exploitation of human beings. How otherwise could such institutions continue to exist?" -- Donald Tucker
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