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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:01 PM

The vast majority of men have never raped nor thought about raping anyone. [View all]

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And the vast majority of rapists are serial predators who rape more than once. I also highly doubt there are many people here who view rape as anything other than a horrible crime that deserves to be punished to the fullest extent. Rapist are scum who put their basest desires above the rights and well being of other people. I have nothing but disgust and loathing for any man who rapes a woman.

Our society has such a problem with rape, because we've built a culture of silence around it. This culture of silence allows a minority of sexual predators to rape again and again without being caught, I've read that fewer than 85% of rapes are even reported. We have this shameful culture of silence because, as a society we far to often don't take rape seriously when it is reported or even go as far to shame the victims who do report it.

I have no doubt that, to a man, all the men here are allies of women, who understand how important it is to end rape. Is it unreasonable to ask that we keep that in mind when talking about the male gender and rape?

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