Originally posted by Duchess64
It's too much to expect Normbenign to change his deeply sexist attitudes toward rape.
My original post in the thread "Rape Apologists Need an Exercise in Empathy"
describes the recent case of a man who was convicted of rape (he confessed) after
he had repeatedly raped his girlfriend while she was unconscious (while drugged).
The judge decided that th ...[text shortened]... o time in prison.
Does Normbenign regard that sentence as the rapist being 'severely punished'?
I entirely disagree with the case in point, but I don't necessarily trust you to present it in context, and completely.
You still haven't answered the questions I posed.
If you examine any law, you will find exceptions to the rule, where an injustice occurred. Then comes the question of whether you throw out the baby with the bathwater. Anyone accused of any crime whether it is rape, robbery, or murder deserves a presumption of innocence at trial.
We can find instances of poor verdicts, and people seeming to "get away with it" in almost every criminal category. That doesn't mean we should reduce our protections of the innocent, and rush to judgement when someone is accused. Regardless of the crime, whether rape or robbery, I'd rather that a few guilty get away, than that one innocent is convicted and punished for a crime he did not commit.