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Rape used as weapon in DR Congo war

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posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 02:43 PM
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I'd like to address the idea that you are basing your ideas on women on the women you know.

The First World population is about 5% of the global population. The women you know are members of a society that has freedoms and rights and resources at their disposal. Which even their grandmothers where born without often. Marital rape in most of the First World wasn't illegal into the 1980s. That's how new these ideas are. If you have a woman in your family still alive who was born in the depression - she was not born a person under the law.




posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 04:02 PM
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90% of women have been raped. So viciously, that they regularly need to be repaired surgically. They have no control over their bodily functions anymore.

To set the stage for the how much these women would not have been in any way prepared to "fight", let alone fight multiple armies fighting a battle on their bodies:

Women did not have equality ever in this society. If you were not elderly, a wife or a widow, you were taxed as a prostitute. Even if you were not one. Women have less access to education. They are encouraged to drop out once their menses start, and refused access to means to capture their menstrual flow to be able to attend school often. This means that even if they have the will, they once a month miss a week of school and cannot catch up after a while.

Women are legally subservient to me. Cannot accept jobs, open bank accounts, obtain licences, or rent or sell property. They may OWN property, but they may not sell it. Husbands own all of their wives property.

To obtain a licence, training for defense, a gun, you'd need to buy it from a man, as men have a monopoly on all states of affairs from the place you live to the highs of governance.

Women have no time to themselves. They grow the food, cook it, gather fuel, haul water, and care of children. Men do not help with any of these jobs. Yet you are not allowed to live without a man without being a prostitute.

Little time for military training in there.

Women are taxed beyond any means that men are taxed. Those taxes are being imposed by men.

Even BEFORE these women were living in a society where raping them was a NORM, there was an all out ongoing generational assault on them as human beings for a multitude of generations. Perpetuated by THEIR FATHERS AND HUSBANDS.


Would training women in defense help. Yes. It took the Christian church 500 years to disarm the Celtic women. But eventually they managed it.

[edit on 2009/10/23 by Aeons]



posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 12:10 AM
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"We are women of a breed whose racial ideal was no Helen of Troy, passed passively from male hand to male hand...We are of a race of women that of old knew no fear, and feared no death, and lived great lives and hoped great hopes; and if today some of us have fallen on evil and degenerate times, there moves in us yet the throb of old blood." - Olive Schreiner, 1911



 
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