PERSPECTIVE: When Rape Is Treason « Lisa Longo
While I, personally, still believe Rape is an act of Slavery, I think this is interesting perspective. It could be applied to rape of Military Personnel as it does weaken the soldier.
How do we stop rape? Can we? What would it take? And how do we start? We start by changing how we treat the crime of rape. And we have to change the way we treat rapists. It is time to have an all out “war” against rape and rapists. And the most disgusting, despicable crime of rape must be met with the strongest, most stringent punishments we can deliver. Which is why the rape of any of our military personnel must be classified as treason and those convicted court-martialed and imprisoned for life. No parole, no plea bargains. If you are convicted of rape of our military personnel you are guilty of treason, and you go directly to jail. And any accusation of rape must be investigated by an Independent Council, outside of military jurisdiction, separate and accountable only to the Justice Department, not the military itself.
Actually, I’d like to classify all rape as treason. Because rape is truly an act of terrorism and should be treated as such. But that will take a real outcry from the public, to start I think we can at least insist that the rape of our military members be treated as treason.