Argument: Boiling rape down to testosterone levels sends wrong message
- Debate: Castration of sex offenders - con argument.
"Thoughts on Castration for Sex Offenders." The Curvature. March 12th, 2009: "To conflate rape with testosterone production is even more dangerous. It portrays rape as an inherent part of being a man, and an urge which they must control by their nature. It says that rape is a crime that we cannot stop without also stopping both heterosexual sex and what many (falsely) perceive to be what makes a man really a man. This is false, and giving far too easy of a pass to rapists. And importantly, it presents rape prevention as necessarily entailing something that far too many people are (rightfully) unwilling to do. It presents rape prevention as man-hating, impossible, and therefore unworth our time."