It's not that men are more likely to be violent against women, its that men are more likely to be violent against anybody.
I agree with this, one of the reasons is that men have 10 times more testosterone flowing through their veins, which is what brings out that raging aggression, but so many other influences as well (when you think about it , Football & extreme sports is a healthy outlet-likely keeping the crime rate down)...also how they are raised, heredity even, brain injuries are a huge factor, education, thier peers, drugs /alcohol, influence of other hormones out of whack in addition. Violence: the enduring problem - Alex Alvarez, Ronet Bachman - Google Books Causes of Crime - Explaining Crime, Physical Abnormalities, Psychological Disorders, Social And Economic Factors, Broken Windows, Income And Education - JRank Articles
I am with you Catherine on violent crimes such as Rape & Sex Offenders - I am for personally Chemically castrating ALL Sex Offenders, it is a HUGE problem and I have zero mercy on any of them.
Chemical Castration: The Benefits and Disadvantages Intrinsic to Injecting Male Pedophiliacs with Depo-Provera | Serendip's Exchange
Scientists have observed the link between testosterone and aggression and concluded that high levels of testosterone correspond with increased violent and aggressive behavior in men (5). "It is the reason that stallions are high strung and impossible to train, the reason male dogs become vicious and start to bite people. It's why boys take chances and chase girls, why they drive too fast and deliberately start fights. In violent criminals, these tendencies are exaggerated and carried to extremes" (8). In an effort to stop male pedophiles, male child molesters have the option of being chemically castrated in some states. "Chemical castration is a term used to describe treatment with a drug called Depo-Provera that, when given to men, acts on the brain to inhibit hormones that stimulate the testicles to produce testosterone" (2). Depo-Provera is a common birth control pill that containing a synthetic version of the female hormone progesterone. Advocates of chemical castration hope that injections of Depo-Provera will prevent men from molesting children
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I particularly do not care at all about "their rights", once found guilty, for this woman, they deserve zero mercy, I would prefer they never be let back into society. At the very least chemically castrating them.
I DO NOT however feel a 19 yr old who has sex with a WILLING 17 yr old girl should be on these sex offender lists at all. It is not the same thing or even comparable. I see no crime there, but 2 young people wanting to fool around, I don't feel the male is all to blame unless she was physically raped.
I feel women need to be taught from an early age thier effect on men, they are the weaker sex, not to entice , I feel they even have a greater responsibility to say "No", put on the brakes, knowing the way men's brains work in this area, all the more so. If we teach our girls this, they are less likely to get hurt by men. I feel WE set the bar, by how we dress, how we act, what we allow. Sure Guys take advantage of us, the are freaking horn dogs, but we don't have to let them.
If We as women concentrate more on our "responsiblity" in these things -teaching our daughters to say NO, to act above the bar........and MEN concentrate more on teaching their sons to RESPECT women - instead of each sex blaming the other sex..... I feel this is the healtiest way to raise our kids to not make mistakes as they grow older.
I would never teach my daughter she can go and & dress any way she pleases, g- string & all on the beach & near think the HORN DOGS are going to respect that, she has lowered her bar. To this mother, that is an advertisement she is looking to get laid. If that is what she wants to do, fine, but do not blame the man for coming on to her & possibly using her -if she gives in to that temptation. She had a hand in luring him -to expect him not to look and fantasize is acuaualy rather an insane request, as he would be going against his nature to resist feisting his eyes on that.
My older son is sitting here with me, we're talking, he just told me the new rave for some young girls is to dress like a "slu** on Halloween, one of them was talking to him the other day & she said " I love Halloween cause I can dress like a sl** without being one" - he just replied ...."that's retarted". He does feel however, we need to do away with Lada GaGa and these role models our girls see in the Media.
I don't know the answer. Just that as the stronger sex , us women have more of a responsibiity to not allow men to take advantage of us, it would STOP so much abuse, and so many of the problems Catherine talked about here. When a man RAPES and forces, it is completely a different matter or coarse -but to claim all of us women are helpless "victims" to all of men's lust. I simply can't go there.