I think that if we have the death penalty for anything, it should be for rape. Yes, I think it’s worse than murder. Because when you kill someone, they’re dead. It ends. When you rape someone, they have to fucking live with it. It goes on and on, every day for the rest of their life. They can never be un-raped, and there’s all those horrible things that go along with it: PTSD, humiliation, STDs, pregnancy, loss of self, serious mental instability. Rapists should at least have to die for inflicting that on someone else.
My friend Chad, who worked in a mental ward, after noting that an overwhelming number of the female patients he worked with were rape victims. He gets it.