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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sex and War

I woke up this morning to watch the news and was bombarded with images and updates on the wars taking place around the world ( I'm losing track) and so... my mind turned to sex.
Any psychologists out there?.. that's for you.

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One thing that upsets me is rape.
There is a current story of a gang rape in Afghanistan. Oy yo yo.
Whenever I hear stories of brutal gang rapes which are being inflicted on women especially in countries that observe often strict religious practices, it often leaves me flummoxed.
If a women who is dressed modestly, covered from head to toe is still not safe from sexual violence.. then who , or what is?.

War rape annoys me also, but I am developing an understanding of how and why it occurs.
But my personal view is that it is horrendous, and an ungodly act.
Some women suffer almost beyond belief

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  1. You know what I hate? Hate... it is not a strong enough word. I hate that women cannot go about their lives anywhere on this planet and not have the threat of rape. Whether it is a woman in Afghanistan or a woman in a developed country going for a walk in a part, women always have to play it safe. No matter if she is wearing a burka or a bikini, "she is asking for it". No matter is she is one or a hundred and one, she has no say.
    My body is mine and yet, really, I have little say on what happens to it. If some fuck wants to rape me there is not a whole lot I can do about it. (Carrying a gun is not an option for me. I am a Quaker and abhor violence.)

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    1. I agree with you. To me , it also sends the message that a woman's faith is of no consequence either. Whatever a woman's religious belief, when it comes to her body, and sex. It seems that some men will do as they please. I don't like the way in which a woman's body is controlled. and no.. it doesn't matter what a woman is wearing. What is all that really about I wonder. Someone needs to press the reset button perhaps.

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  2. Rape has nothing to do with sexual desire. It is a crime of violence in which the weapon used is the penis. That's why it doesn't matter what a woman wears or doesn't wear or how modestly covered up she is. And that's why it is a weapon used in war to intimidate and subjugate. There's a movement to have the UN classify systematic wartime rape as a war crime and I support that.

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    1. True Debra!
      I would love to do more...at least something.

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