Rape and Foolhardy Revelations

ImageIf you go through the newspapers in Nigeria of today, you would see several mentions of rape and I don’t know about you but for me, it’s getting too damn scary; it seems like a growing trend and realization is hitting me a tad late, because I didn’t have the slightest idea whatsoever that we had so many sick people out there.

Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person, without that person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of valid consent; such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent.

The crux of the matter is that some people are sick and can’t contain their libido (sexual instinct or drive) to the extent that they resort to forceful measures to satisfy that insatiable urge.

Most times the grown up/daring ladies coerce this thoughts; human beings react differently to things. Where one guy admires, and feeds his eyes to sumptuous eye candy of fresh but sparely concealed laps and inviting cleavage, another feels you’re asking for it (it being:- rough, dispassionate sexual romp)  but not bold enough to come out straight and say it….So they feel compelled to help, thus justifying it in their already bizarre mind.

I am not saying I condone the rape of young ladies and adults but I can relate to it; Why?

Because you wanted some form of attention by all those foolhardy revelations, it’s only a pity when you get it from the wrong person or people.

BUT in cases where I hear of 13 year olds being defiled by those to whom they were entrusted, and the little girl I read about today who died from rape by a 40 year old man, I weep bitterly in my soul.

How CALLOUS can people be?

I’m left burdened with my numerous thoughts,

Sometimes asking myself these questions I ask here today with no clear-cut answers still.

Is it that the penalties for rape are somewhat flexible?

Or should we get stricter laws and punishments?

How do we nip this growing trend in the bud?

How do advanced nations, with structured judicial systems, competent law enforcement and human rights advocacy agencies address this?

It’s of the devil and shouldn’t be given a chance to thrive

I think mere imprisonment and awaiting trial just doesn’t cut it anymore; let’s take drastic measures if you ask me….EVIL begets EVIL

Though,

An Eye for an Eye only ends up making the whole world BLIND

–          Mahatma Gandhi