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Should Rapists Have One Testicle Surgically Removed As Punishment?
The punishment for convicted rapists should be to have one testicle surgically removed.
This punishment could be made optional and offered in lieu of a jail sentence, so that it is self-selected.
There probably will be very few second offenses and likely zero third offenses.
A man with one testicle can still father children and live a normal life with no need for hormone therapy.
Convicted rapists who undergo the procedure will have diminished sex drive and aggression due to lower testosterone levels.
Testicles have nothing to do with rape.
Until empirical evidence shows that a testectomy reduces incidences of committing rape, this is no different than any other exchange of self-mutilation for jail time. That the body part in question is a testicle is purely symbolic in this case.
Any mutilation, like capital punishment, is not reversible in case of court error.
rapists had their convictions overturned.
This law is inherently sexist by nature and does not address female rapists.
This law would set a dangerous precedent with regards to the state's power over individuals.
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