Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

More men than women raped in the US every year*

Something we can be proud of eh?

We have become pretty much the first country in the modern world where more men than women are raped every year.

*According to the Justice Department, there were 216,000 victims of prison rape in 2008. You have to note that that figure refers to the number of victims, and not to the incidents of rape.

Time to stop thinking of rape as a crime that just affects women eh?
Permalink PigPen 
April 7th, 2012 8:33am
I get the impression that US citizens consider prison rape a suitable punishment for criminals.
Permalink Attila 
April 7th, 2012 8:40am
There were about 2,266,800 prisoners in 2010 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_in_the_United_States ) so that gives about 10% chances of being raped if you end up in prison. Assuming the 216,000 were different people and not a single victim raped every =~ 2 and a half minutes for an entire year :P
Permalink Io 
April 7th, 2012 8:46am
More like a 10% chance of reporting rape if you end up in prison.
Permalink PigPen 
April 7th, 2012 9:08am
This is just the ones that get reported. Most don't report though as it can cause backlash. The actual incidence rate is much higher.

You are correct that the American public is pleased by prison rape and the possibility that those imprisoned for minor offenses are being raped. If they contract AIDS and die, so much the better, for the Bible commands that the wicked must be punished.
Permalink Idiot 
April 7th, 2012 9:09am
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2010/aug/26/prison-rape-holders-unfinished-business/

> Scott identified some of the gang members who had raped him. The prison authorities not only failed to protect him, they intentionally put him in a holding cell with one of his previous assailants. Because Scott is openly gay, prison officials blamed him for the attacks, saying that as a homosexual he should expect to be targeted by one gang or another.
Permalink Idiot 
April 7th, 2012 9:13am
"Time to stop thinking of rape as a crime that just affects women eh?"

You have a serious problem with contextual thinking, PigPen.


"If they contract AIDS and die, so much the better, for the Bible commands that the wicked must be punished."

Why kill the cheapest source of labour?
Permalink s7h_black 
April 7th, 2012 1:46pm
TIL that gays are the cheapest source of labor.
Permalink Idiot 
April 7th, 2012 1:46pm
I'm told that here a lot. Hahaha
Permalink PigPen 
April 7th, 2012 2:27pm
If everyone tells you you're drunk, it's time to go home.
Permalink Quant 
April 7th, 2012 4:57pm
They are not necessarily gay, Idiot: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9E%D0%BF%D1%83%D1%89%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B9
(I'm not sure if all of this applies to American prisons.)
Permalink s7h_black 
April 7th, 2012 6:41pm
Judging by that Russian link, one conclusion can be derived: Quant / s7h_black also post while under inebriety :P
Permalink Io 
April 8th, 2012 7:01am
It's not inebriety, it's Russian alphabet.
Permalink s7h 
April 8th, 2012 8:51am
I guess the conclusion is that it's advisable to keep clear of Russian prisons too :)
Permalink Io 
April 8th, 2012 9:03am
Time to realize that prison terms aren't much of a deterrent.  Shouldn't the high incidence of prison rape prevent most people from committing more crimes? 

The European model of looking at prison as a place of reform instead of punishment is a superior model.

We should only encourage prison rape for prisoners for whom rehabilitation is impossible.
Permalink Kenny 
April 8th, 2012 2:06pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_in_the_United_States

"The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world (743 per 100,000 population), Russia has the second highest rate (577 per 100,000), followed by Rwanda (561 per 100,000)."

Those pussies in Russia and Rwanda clearly can't beat the US where it counts.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
April 8th, 2012 4:55pm

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