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Kitten Rape Case: Pakistan Needs Sex Education

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As a liberal, I strongly advocate for sex education in schools and colleges along with educating students on basic human and animal rights. Lastly but definitely not the least, I am at the loss for words here. I request our audience to please promote sex education in schools, writes Faiza Irfan

Today as I read through the horrific news of teenage boys raping a kitten, cold shudders went through my spine.

It was such an intense level of severe brutality that I couldn’t even begin to fathom and process it. I felt sick to my stomach and almost felt like throwing up. Lately, I have seen animal brutality shared through social media as well as through ACF, Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation (in Karachi) that runs a very effective and efficient animal rescue shelter and rehabilitation center and is working towards creating awareness against animal brutality.

In this particular incident, the poor kitten that was gang-raped repeatedly for almost a week succumbed to the assault and died. In our country that’s plagued with human rights violations against children, women, and minorities, obviously, one can imagine that where and when would we think and consider about animal rights. It burns me to think about this level of insane brutality.

Currently, we have no laws that protect animal rights and would penalize any kind of assault to their bodies.

If we dig deeper into this incident, very disturbing layers come to the surface. Firstly, what insane sexual urge rages through these underage boys that propel them to forget basic humanity and turns them into sexual predators? Secondly, as we all know, more than sexual appetite, rape is driven by control and power. So these underage boys gang up on a defenseless, poor kitten and assault it until it dies.

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Furthermore, their sickness doesn’t end here. They recorded the rape for their sadistic pleasure as well. One can clearly predict that if some serious action is not taken against these boys, they will most definitely turn into flesh-eating rapists, or a better word, savages.

In order to save these boys as they are underage, they must get some psychiatric evaluation and treatment. What went through their heads when they decided to flush out humanity out of their systems and became animals themselves. This level of brutality requires some deeper psychiatric investigation as well as a jail term.  I don’t care if they are underage. They must be arrested and put behind juvenile bars. This savagery must not go unnoticed.

Thirdly, are the boys’ hormones raging through their systems because of pornographic materials easily accessible to them? Are they so out of control that they would just rape anything with a hole? What kind of basic ethics, morals, or humanity are we not teaching to these boys? Should the parents give them their internal privacy to masturbate more often so that their sexual urges are satisfied without harming any living object?

The parents must come forward and collaborate with the teachers, doctors, psychiatrists, police, and animal rights and human rights activists to investigate what’s going on in their heads. Shouldn’t the schools include sex education as a part of their curriculum, teaching them the dos and don’ts of having sex?

As a liberal, I strongly advocate for sex education in schools and colleges along with educating students on basic human and animal rights. Lastly but definitely not the least, I am at the loss for words here. I request our audience to please promote sex education in schools. Perhaps some level of sex education will help in curbing this insane savagery.

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  1. Nazeer Ahmed Arijo July 28, 2020

    Well articulated piece of writing on the issue.

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  2. Faiza Irfan July 30, 2020

    Thank you Sir!! I request you to please please spread the word around – Please tell the parents to get involved in their children’s lives- Sex is a natural part of growth and the teenagers need education on dos and dont’s also – It’s for their own health also – Plus, sadistic orientation is dangerous – Please TALK to your children about sexual needs – Please educate them and if you can’t please seek professional help-
    Everyday children are getting RAPED! Animal brutality is hitting the roof- Please Please teach your boys kindness and empathy and basic human decency –

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  3. Nazeer Ahmed Arijo August 1, 2020

    Respectable Faiza Irfan , you have correctly commented that educating our new generation is the need of the hour . Our education system is outdated, and educators as well as the policymakers are unwilling to touch the topic and include it in textbooks . Very recently, a lady working as a manger disclosed that after having attended a workshop im sexual harassment, she realized that a certain senior was trying to harass her .It was the knowledge passed on during the workshop that made things clear /gestures made /clear to her…
    We all have to play our positive role ,and to push our our government to make sex education compulsory in the larger interest of our new generation.
    Having said that ,you deserve accolades for this diversified input on the issue ,being neglected at various levels.

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  4. Ahmed August 1, 2020

    Dear Faiza.

    I don’t think what you have pointed out about the need for sex education based on what happened to be correct. What these children need is psychiatric treatment and respect for consent.

    There are millions in Pakistan without any sex education yet do not even think of these things such as mentioned above. i.e. kitten rape. Even in the US the slogan for sex education of teens is ” best sex is no sex”. Do you agree?

    Since you are a liberal. I ask you, is there anything wrong with consensual sex outside marriage between adults? If yes, then what and why?

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  5. Faiza Irfan August 3, 2020

    Thank you Gentlemen for your valuable inputs and feedback – I am so glad to see men coming forward and standing up for humanity and decency – Mr. Ahmed, from the basic ethical viewpoint, under no circumstances do I agree with infidelity of any level- Even if it’s consensual sex outside marriage between two adults, it’s morally and ethically wrong and I fully condemn it – However, we are not talking about marital ethic- We are talking about raping animals and severe acts of savagery – Clearly these boys need psychiatric help- Because even if a chemically mentally balanced man dying of raging sex hormones wouldn’t commit such a heinous crime –

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  6. Faiza Irfan August 3, 2020

    And another thing! Sex education would entail consent as well as boundaries along with dos and dont’s to avoid contracting STDs – Plus as we are a Muslim country, they will be taught certain religious boundaries too – So this entire subject needs to be tailored to send the message across effectively and efficiently –

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  7. Ahmed August 3, 2020

    Thank you for your reply. I agree with you on every point.

    My question was just that in my understanding of liberal moral philosophy there is nothing wrong with extra marital sex as it does not interfere with the liberty of anyone else. I’ve seen this advocated by Pakistani liberals to be a part of sex education.

    When you are taking your morality from Islam then there’s no need to be liberal in any way. It’ll be an oxymoron.

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  8. Faiza Irfan August 4, 2020

    Mr. Ahmed, I don’t agree with your definition of liberals here- The thing is that my view points are an amalgamation of my own experiences, knowledge and of course being a Muslim, Islamic ethic would be a part of my DNA – I think we are deviating from the topic of discussion here which is animal cruelty – Clearly some basic education about sex, humanity, animal and human rights is missing – Also, I think schools and colleges need to set up a separate department of counseling and psychiatric help wherein the students can comfortable talk about their problems and seek professional help –

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