Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
You're talking about a different culture here. I'm not sure of what all they believe, but in many cases you're talking about men who think AIDS can be cured by having sex with a virgin. I would imagine that means vaginal intercourse, but who knows. Also, with a belief system like this, we're not dealing with an overly-educated group of people. I think something like this could be very effective, at least for a time. Like anything they will find a way around it, but keep coming up with things like this and eventually it won't be worth it to them and the rapes will stop, or at least slow way down. 50,000 - 200,000 a year....that anywhere from 137 - 548 rapes a day (give or take). Something like this will definitely have an impact.
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomanical, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. - Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion