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Heavy penalties proposed amid growing sex assaults

TAIPEI--People convicted of sexual assault should face harsher punishments as a deterrent to certain forms of rape and other sex crimes, opposition lawmakers said Friday.

In addition to heavier penalties, the ministries of the Interior and Health and Welfare should set up a designated task force to tackle the issue, opposition Democratic Progressive Party Legislators Chiu Chih-wei and Ho Hsin-chun said at a press conference.

The legislators' proposal comes in the wake of a spate of crimes known as “corpse picking” in which people, usually men, hang around nightclubs to take advantage of drunken women and perform indecent acts when they are unconscious.

March 10, 2014    curtisakbar@
If women get too drunk to control themselves, it is what they deserve. If you are too drunk and get robbed, nobody will have sympathy for you and it should be the same with all other acts. Typically a woman will be drunk and have consensual sex with an ugly man and then claim rape in the morning.
March 10, 2014    jeremy@
curtisakbar@ wrote:
If women get too drunk to control themselves, it is what they deserve. If you are too drunk and get robbed, nobody will have sympathy for you and it should be the same with all other acts. Typically a woman will be drunk and have consensual sex with an ugly man and then claim rape in the morning.
Say it was a young woman who had little experience of drinking or if it was your daughter, would you still be taking the same self-righteous position? You basically are saying that if you get drunk in public, then you deserve to get raped. Think before you make such absurd comments.
March 10, 2014    lightcrusaderjr@
curtisakbar@ wrote:
If women get too drunk to control themselves, it is what they deserve. If you are too drunk and get robbed, nobody will have sympathy for you and it should be the same with all other acts. Typically a woman will be drunk and have consensual sex with an ugly man and then claim rape in the morning.
It is shameful to take advantage of anyone, female or male, especially when they are in a state of drunkenness. We should learn to respect fellow human beings.
March 10, 2014    sandyh@
Curtisbaker,
so the next time you (a man) walk out of bar intoxicated and get sexually assaulted (sodomized perhaps?), it will also be what you deserve.
March 11, 2014    ludahai_twn@
curtisakbar@ wrote:
If women get too drunk to control themselves, it is what they deserve. If you are too drunk and get robbed, nobody will have sympathy for you and it should be the same with all other acts. Typically a woman will be drunk and have consensual sex with an ugly man and then claim rape in the morning.
This is a disgusting comment that has no place in modern society. Move to Saudi Arabia.
March 11, 2014    eddy@
curtisakbar@ wrote:
If women get too drunk to control themselves, it is what they deserve. If you are too drunk and get robbed, nobody will have sympathy for you and it should be the same with all other acts. Typically a woman will be drunk and have consensual sex with an ugly man and then claim rape in the morning.
amen to that....
March 12, 2014    curtisakbar@
Why do you need to get so drunk that you have no control over your actions?

As a father of a son and daughter, I will teach and educate my children about responsible drinking and that you should never leave your drink unattended, accept random drinks etc.

It is a poor excuse, I'm too drunk so I'm a victim. I have been robbed before, as I got totally wasted, passed out in the street and someone took my wallet, rings, watch and anything else I had of value. I was angry but I only had myself to blame. If I didn't make myself a target by getting so intoxicated, it would never have happened. I learnt that lesson as an 18 year old.

People should respect each other, but get back to reality as they don't. So you need to protect yourself and accept the consequences of your actions.
March 12, 2014    sandyh@
Curtis, we can try teach our children all we like, but if - God forbid - one day your daughter will not follow your sound advice and have a few drinks too many or have someone slip something into her drink and she's gang raped outside the restaurant or pub, who will you blame?
March 14, 2014    fonka@
curtisakbar@ wrote:
If women get too drunk to control themselves, it is what they deserve. If you are too drunk and get robbed, nobody will have sympathy for you and it should be the same with all other acts. Typically a woman will be drunk and have consensual sex with an ugly man and then claim rape in the morning.
This is a very stupid remark. Nobody deserves to be raped or robed regardless the condition they are in. And nobody has the right to commit such crime, even if somebody is drunk. A decent person don't take advantage of another persons (temporary or permanent) weakness.
March 14, 2014    jseesus1@
@ Akbar Curtis, don't do a jihad here. Your warp useless logic gives us the impression your a long ago failed youth wannabe or a once upon a time a self respecting noob A-hole. You’re just littering this comment section with your rubbish sense of entitlement know everything DIY self pity feeling of yours. If you're not content living on this island, there are three airports available all over the island.
March 14, 2014    eddy@
sandyh@ wrote:
Curtisbaker,
so the next time you (a man) walk out of bar intoxicated and get sexually assaulted (sodomized perhaps?), it will also be what you deserve.
Pretty sure that or some form of assault happens to drunk men... but men on the other hand don't blame everyone else but themselves about the stupid choices they make... that's the problem with women nowadays, no accountability for their own actions... grow up please..
March 15, 2014    Upwell@
The common sense approach to this issue lies somewhere between the two extremes. Everyone with a descent mind must act responsibly. Just as I would not flash my cash and gold Rolex watch in the middle of a dark street thinking I’d be robbed because it is against the law. Similarly a lady should not drink so much that she knows not what she does in a downtown street in middle of the night simply because the law is going to punish anyone taking advantage of her. It's sheer stupidity to not take care of yourself. Therefore stupid people suffer for their stupidity. Sure you are right. A wealthy person is entitled not to be robbed and a drunk lady not to be abused no matter where they are. But that's beside the point. If you don't act sensibly and put yourself in a vulnerable position you suffer and you are no better off even if the whole world sympathizes with you. Those stupid ladies who got themselves abused because they care not for themselves suffer still regardless of how heavy the penalties be. The law cannot protect stupid people. It's cold comfort for the stupid victims who contributed to their own mishaps.
March 16, 2014    ihue51@
I have not drunk alcohol for 25 years and teach my children not to. When
I was a Marine I did super stupid things such as, throwing rocks at the base police. I think drinking alcohol, even in moderation destroys the health. My degree in health lots research debunks the health benefits of alcohol. Even though I drill my daughters all the time to abstain from alcohol, modern youth have even less self-control than even biggest partiers of my time.

That being said, taking advantage of a drunk woman is sick. As a Marine beating up drunk guys was kind of fun but taking advantage of intoxicated woman was taboo. I once help a really hot drunk woman to go home and made sure was she safe. That is the honorable thing to do. If my daughter was stupid a got drunk and someone took advantage of her I would hope the police released him. Then I would hunt him down. Throw him in the trunk of my car, take him to some secluded mountain area. I would not murder him that is a sin. I would however show him some good Marine Corps mix with Old Testament justice. So you perverts out there leave the girls alone. You don't know which might be my daughter. She may be mixed but looks very Chinese. Hands off all the girls.
March 17, 2014    curtisakbar@
JSEESUS WHY THE RACIST REMARKS?

It appears you are the noob-A hole! It is not self pity. It is called learning from your mistakes. I still get wasted and enjoy a good night out, but why do I need to get legless and not remember/ or be able to control what happens to me?

It seems to me, that you should get off this island if you can't deal with people being mature and taking accountable for their own actions, well done Eddy!
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