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    Naniboujou, snowwoman, Catte Nappe

    Surely some rapists are compulsive beyond their ability to control themselves.  But I haven't seen any evidence that this represents a primary or even significant explanation for rapes in the United States.

    For the most part - including in the Steubenville case - rapists seem perfectly able to control their desires, and do not experience their offenses as a momentary lapse of control.  It would be odd that this team happened to have a group of individuals who are criminally insane, that were supported by their peers not as charity cases, but as morally correct.

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