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'There is a ritualistic symbolism at work in sex crime that most women do not grasp and therefore cannot arm themselves against. It is well-established that the visual faculties play a bigger role in male sexuality, which accounts for the greater male interest in pornography. The sexual stalker, who is often an alienated loser consumed with his own failures, is motivated by an atavistic hunting reflex. He is called a predator precisely because he turns his victims into prey.

Sex crime springs from fantasy, hallucination, delusion, and obsession. A random young woman becomes the scapegoat for a regressive rage against female sexual power: “You made me do this.” Academic clich├ęs about the “commodification” of women under capitalism make little sense here: It is women’s superior biological status as magical life-creator that is profaned and annihilated by the barbarism of sex crime.

Misled by the naive optimism and “You go, girl!” boosterism of their upbringing, young women do not see the animal eyes glowing at them in the dark. They assume that bared flesh and sexy clothes are just a fashion statement containing no messages that might be misread and twisted by a psychotic. They do not understand the fragility of civilization and the constant nearness of savage nature.'


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Unknown said…
To counter question this one particular statement that caught my attention predominantly, as it states here "They assume that bared flesh and sexy clothes are just a fashion statement containing no messages that might be misread and twisted by a psychotic." Stress on the "bared flesh", If this is really the case why is that maximum number of sex crime in India is inclined more towards females who has their body covered top to bottom. It keeps coming back to the same point, that we cannot blame the length of fabric she has on her. There has to be more than just that. My curiosity lies in unearthing the psyche behind these criminal minds specifically the sex offenders, it is of utmost interest to me. I would really like some light on it,if you can, Sir.
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Ray Titus said…
Hi Pronali, Will reply to your observation via a post. Soon.
Shriram Venkat said…
Sir , Though i can read the concern you've for our women and you want to guard them from the hungry sex- starved guys , I also feel , rape isn't a response or a reaction to any provocation - It is as simple as putting " if you go to a wild jungle guard yourself from the hungry lions and tigers. yes when we do that we are safe , but isn't our freedom at question then ? isn't the world a common place for both men and women , IF you ask the common angry man in me i'd say the punishments should be cruel and beyond carnage , but the rational man in me will only want our women to be more safe - in my terms whatever it takes !

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