Do you seriously not understand the concept of pain? Are you seriously that dense? WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
I agree with Custard. Since you seem so intent on arguing the mental and emotional aspects, Mxyzplitk… fine.
let's compare, shall we?
Effects of having your house broken into:
1) Feelings of being insecure in your home. People don't feel safe anymore in their own homes for a while.
2)Loss of some items that might had some emotional value.
Remedies for those effects:
Install home security measures. Not only that, But there's actually oraginations out there which is setting a new, very effective trend where a homeowner can “register” all items. Not only that, but they get given those small discreet labels and bar-codes that they can put on all of their most valuable items. This allows for tracking of items in case if they ever got lost, or stolen. It also makes it difficult for thieves to sell stolen property. Since the bar-codes and tracking items is very difficult to remove.
This not only gives the homeowners their emotional security back, it gives them a peace of mind that the new items that they now have won't be stolen like their old items were.
And guess what? easily done and fixed!
Effects of rape:
1)Serious results, such as pregnancy or the contraction of a sexually transmitted disease, can occur.
2)Several kinds of psychological results may be experienced over both the short and long term, particularly in child victims, who commonly suffer lasting psychological harm into adulthood. Rape victims often undergo painful social difficulties due to blame for the incident from family, friends, or professionals, and frequently fail to report sexual assault because of these and other fears.
The immediate symptoms of rape trauma include unpredictable and intense emotions. The victim may experience an exaggerated startle response (jumpiness), memories and intrusive thoughts about the assault, nightmares, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty concentrating. Feelings of self-blame (i.e., personal responsibility for the attack), and feelings of dirtiness. The long-term psychological effects of rape can include Post-traumatic stress disorder and Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS), Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Dissociative identity disorder, self-injury, self-blame, panic attacks, flashbacks, body memories, and sleeping disorders. In many cases, these effects can be life-long if the victim does not receive immediate support and care Long-term symptoms can be exhibited in a way that is either expressive or subdued.
3)Many violent sexual assaults end in death or serious injury. Common physical injuries include gynecologic, rectal, and internal hemorrhage. Other physical consequences may include pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases. Emergency contraception and preventative treatment against sexually transmitted diseases may be required, including prophylactic treatments to prevent HIV infection. AIDS prophylaxis is possible within 48 hours, but is not always deemed appropriate due to the extremely small chance of transmission in many cases (0.1 - 0.3%, or between 1 in 333 and 1 in 1000), the lack of certainty of any effective results (it reduces, rather than removes, the risk), and the often severe side effects of drugs required. Should pregnancy result from a first-time encounter it would carry a higher risk of pre-eclampsia, the condition in which the mother's body reacts adversely to the proteins of the fetus.
4)Often the psychological effects of sexual assault on children are even more profound and severe.
Sexual assault of children can lead to the following: life-long depression, self injury, self-mutilation, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anti-Social Personality Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (which often leads to a reduced corpus callosum), flashbacks, psychotic breaks with reality, alcoholism, substance abuse, promiscuity, celibacy, prostitution, an inability to form intimate relationships, self-hate, guilt, anger (which is often directed in-wards as well as out-wards), emotional hypersensitivity, defensiveness, a lifelong inability to trust others, emotional numbness, an attraction to partners who are dominant and/or abusive, and general mental deterioration including loss of IQ.
Survivors of childhood sexual assault face continuing problems into adulthood. Adult survivors often feel a constant need to be in control, which can possibly lead to their becoming abusers as well; a significant percentage of criminals convicted of child abuse were themselves victims of child abuse. In addition, adults previously assaulted as children are twice as likely to be assaulted as adults. Adult survivors have a tendency to become involved in toxic, co-dependent relationships, putting them at great risk of further victimization due to their conscious or subconscious desire to reenact the original abusive situation in order to overcome it.
remedies for the ill-effects:
For most rape victims of all ages, both MALE AND FEMALE, life-long treatment is needed. They often will have to take time away from their lives and jobs to go to Psychological support groups, and go to centers that deals in:
On-line Support groups
Steps in healing
So compare the two… see how much it effects a person. And you still think the two can be compared?