Rapists have to be dealt with in such a way that they learn their lesson. It’s one of the harshest ways to violate another human being, and many punishments simply don’t go far enough.
Even in the United States, where we can say that we have a relatively fair system, rapists often get released back onto the streets within a few years of serving time. The problem with this is that they are capable of raping again…and repeat offenders are common.
Pakistan has decided that they wanted to get a bit creative. They didn’t want any repeat offenders, so they have decided on chemical castration. And yes, it’s just as bad as it sounds.
As of November 17, the new law has taken effect. Pakistan’s bill passed so that chemical castration is now a potential punishment for serial rapists. They also included, as Reuters reported, a provision for “Faster trials of suspected sexual offenders.”
The law explains that chemical castration will follow rules that are set by the prime minister. A person will be rendered “incapable of performing sexual intercourse for any period of his life.” The administration of drugs will be determined by the court and will be conducted through a medical board.
Imran Khan, the Pakistan Prime Minister, has been in support of the chemical castration bill since last year due to the number of rape incidents across the country. When he was campaigning for the bill, he cited an example of a woman who was dragged out of her car in September 2030, from a major highway, and was raped by two men at gunpoint.
When Khan was asked about that particular incident a week after it happened, the Prime Minister’s response was that he “believed the culprits should be hanged publicly.”
Every now and then, there is a clear cut case where the culprit(s) are identified immediately. Perhaps you remember the story that happened last month where a woman was raped on a SEPTA train car near Philadelphia…where no one bothered to intercept as the assault continued for over a dozen train stops. This is the kind of case where chemical castration should be considered…and it would be in Pakistan.
As Khan explained, “The way there is first degree, second degree, third-degree murder, this [rape] should be graded in the same way, and when there is first degree [rape], castrate them.”
Asian News International explains that there are a minimum of 11 cases of rape reported every day in Pakistan. And, only around 0.3 percent are ever convicted. The stats vary a bit for the United States. There are over 100,000 cases a year and only about 9 percent are ever prosecuted. It means that many people are left vulnerable to what a repeat offender could do.
It’s important to show how crime deterrence is used throughout the globe. Anyone who has even thought about raping someone in Pakistan is likely to think twice. It’s a strong enough deterrent that they won’t want to risk getting caught and most certainly not enduring the punishment.
This is a lesson that the liberals should pay attention to. The progressive agenda is to defend the police, which means that there is absolutely no deterrent for criminals. It’s why there are such high crime rates in liberal-run cities like Seattle, Portland, Chicago, and NYC.
While we are likely never going to chemically castrate rapists, we’re interested to see how this new law cuts down on sexual assaults in Pakistan.