posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 06:27 PM
reply to post by smyleegrl
Myth 1: Rape is sex.
Have to disagree with you. For milenia men have been raping female captives in many cultures for sexual pleasure, with procreation as the main end to
the activity. Not more so than in the Islamic cultures, where this was pretty much what captive women were for.
I'd also have to say from an evolutionary psychology POV, rape has a procreative function for the male, and this can been seen in the generally age
range of female rape vitcims, that cluster in the teens and early twenties. 80% are under 30.
And (this will upset some people) rape has a survival aspect for females. Genocide is a fact of human evolution and history. Young females sometimes
survive this by ending up as sex slaves/war wives to produce children for the dominant males who wiped out their people. The fact they can be forced
to procreate keeps them alive. If there were NO survival aspect to rape for females they'd have evolved an internal mechanism to prevent conception
(a spasm clamping shut the cervix to keep sperm out of the uterus in the event of trauma would be one way).
I'd like to add that you see forced mating in a whole range of other species. I'm sure that in these circumstances the purpose is reproductive. We
are just animals. I'm sure a lot of psychos do it for power and control, but you shouldn't ignore that it's part of sexual behaviour in many other
So far I've seen footage of forced sex between chimps, stoats, ducks and dingos. Dolphins also are suspected.
Rape in Nonhuman Animal Species
There are sexual differences that are based in biology,” Camille Paglia, an outspoken critic of gender feminism, writes in Sex, Art, and
American Culture (p. 50). “Academic feminism,” Paglia continues, “is lost in a fog of social constructionism. It believes we are totally the
product of our environment.” Of academic feminists, Paglia says (ibid., p. 51): “[Their] view of sex is naive. . . . [They] have drilled their
disciples to say, ‘Rape is a crime of violence but not of sex.’ This . . . nonsense has exposed young women to disaster.” Wendy McElroy’s book
There has also been some work talking to rapists, and sexual pleasure comes up again and again as a motive.
The claim that rape has nothing to do with sex is a product of social theory and old school feminism that saw rape as a method of terrorising women.
It rarely asked the men why they did it, and tended to dismiss 'for sex' when they did got it as an answer.