Thursday, January 31, 2008

Students In UK Found Guilty of Drunk Girl’s Rape

From the Bournemouth Echo:

A RAPIST smashed his head against a glass screen and shouted "Kill me, kill me now!" after hearing a jury's verdict. Xiangwei Li was one of two Chinese students convicted of raping an 18-year-old Chinese student after a drinking game.

When they decided to have sex with a woman who passed out, these rapists played the odds and in their first trial, they seemed to come out the winners, but now their decision to commit acts of sexual violence on a woman didn't have the same outcome in this retrial.

They may feel their fate is unfair since so many other similar rapists get away with rape. What is unfair are all the rapists like them who get away with rape. From the story it seems that the suffering of their victim doesn't enter their minds even now. It's still only about them. Now they will have to tell their families.

This total selfishness is one of the reasons punishment of rapists matters when it comes to rape prevention. Some rapists will only refrain from rape out of self-interest.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 8:51 AM   2 comments links to this post


At January 31, 2008 10:19 AM, Blogger Marj aka Thriver said...

"all about them," and "self-interest" really says a lot about the pathology of abusers, doesn't it?

At January 31, 2008 7:02 PM, Anonymous joe said...

good for the courts here!


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