Rapists Need Pedicures

Vasu Primlani at TEDxRapists know harsh behavior and feelings.  They know lack of self-respect, lack of self-esteem.  What they do not know, experientially, is gentleness, a sense of well-being, and safety. As related to her by a dear friend, there is a strict moral code in prison in the United States. If a convict admits he’s committed rape, he’d be subjected to one of the highest punishment in the criminal system, meted out by other prisoners. In a society where we don’t talk about rape except to rage against it, there is little hope for remediation. Rapists can’t even admit they did it without instant societal retribution, let alone go through therapy for it. Hear Vasu Primlani on the very difficult subject of rape, and what help it needs.


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