I woke up this early morning and couldn't keep sleeping after starting to think about how, a few days ago, a man was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for just dumping mouldy hash on a tip, while, a couple days later, another man was sentenced to two years in prison for rape. Somehow it is worse to get rid of hash, that no one will even end up using, than ruining someone's life. It's always the same thing; year after year I powerlessly read or hear how someone has gotten his or her life ruined by rape, and, even if it was a child that was raped, the perpetrator never gets more than six years in prison (here in Sweden). Then I keep on reading and read about how some drug smugglers of such a relatively harmless drug as cannabis or cat get up to twelve years in prison (it may be "just" ten; not entirely sure). Or maybe I read about some embezzler that gets more years in prison than a rapist could ever get, or maybe it's just someone that has been withholding tax money and gets a harsher punishment than that of someone who has performed what is seen as a "milder" form of rape, if the word "mild" can even be applied to rape. It infuriates me and makes my blood boil with hatred towards my country, and the whole world for that matter. Rapists should be tortured to death in the most prolonged way possible, yet people generally do not even seem to care much at all. I have never heard of any country where rape is considered even just below murder, despite that murder is perfectly justified, often, and should cause the killer to get a bloody medal. That is, I have never heard of a country where rape leads to severe punishments, outside of those countries where women culturally are seen as properties of men, and as damaged goods when they have been raped (NOT forgetting all the men out there that are raped by both men AND women). Is there even ONE country in this world where rape is considered one of the very harshest acts? And this with empathy for the victim, not because the victim now is less worth for someone else. Is there anyone here who agrees that dumping mouldy hash is worse than raping someone? If not, why isn't the law changed? Is it simply so that basically all people who become politicians in this world are cruel and lacking in empathy?