Sunday, July 1, 2007
Executions → Punishment by amputation of the penis
Punishment of the rapist by amputation of his penis by Arab tribesmen in Yemen.
Amputation of the penis and castration were the common penalties for male homosexual behavior as well.
Towards the end of the eighteenth century castration was revived as a penalty by Thomas Jefferson. Section XIV of Jefferson's comments stem from "A Bill for Proportioning Crimes and Punishments" reads as follows: "Whosoever shall be guilty of rape, polygamy, or sodomy with man or woman, shall be punished; if a man, by castration, a woman, by boring through the cartilage of her nose a hole of one half inch in diameter at the least."
|I have to agree with "jimmy". I saw this once on an old "faces of death" movie, or something like that.|
As for Thomas Jefferson, he was a real phoney. He had dozens of bastard children out of wedlock and owned many black slaves. Seems he went softer on the ladies, too; I think I'd prefer a hole through the nose!
|this is obviously a fiction movie, not real footage.|
|his wife is sooo disapointed hahaha|
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