Female rapists and child custody

It is an underestimated problem in global society, but it happens: women who rape men. Rape is a traumatizing experience for victims and men who are raped by women often face an even greater taboo and subsequent social stigmatization.

Suppose that a female rapist got pregnant from her victim and gives birth to a child. Should she be awarded custody of her child? Or if not, should she be awarded visitation rights?

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15 thoughts on “Female rapists and child custody”

        1. I agree, though that’s not the question here. The question is whether a female rapist should be entitled to claim custody of her child. If a female rapist would have no desire to get custody of her child, she could either seek an abortion or give up her child for adoption.

  1. In 31 states, a man who impregnates a woman through rape can successfully sue her for child custody and visitation rights.

    That’s despicable.

    “Suppose that a female rapist got pregnant from her victim and gives birth to a child. Should she be awarded custody of her child? Or if not, should she be awarded visitation rights?”

    Equally despicable.

    No.

    1. >>In 31 states [in the US, ed.], a man who impregnates a woman through rape can successfully sue her for child custody and visitation rights.

      I read that a few days ago, and my reaction was the same as yours, and it inspired this post’s questions.

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