The Japan Times Online- Rape as an instrument of War

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So, what you're saying is

So, what you're saying is that women are lumped in with children? At what age does a boy stop being a child and is therefore no longer important to the statistic? While it's easy to agree that women do suffer in war, I would never say that war affects women and men equally.

Especially not in this country:

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casua...

Karey's picture
Posted by Karey (not verified) on 26 June 2005 - 2:56am
We have lost

1700+ soldiers who should never have been outside the U.S. have died and that is a tragedy. It is not, however, more of a tragedy than the 100,000+ Iraqi civilians that have been murdered for no reason, nor the suffering of those who have had their country's entire infrastructure destroyed for no reason.

And as for "lumping children in with women" - what part of "only 1 in 5 is a man" didn't you understand?

Morgaine-ism© #8

"A Woman's Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy is Sacred and Absolute."

Morgaine Swann's picture
Posted by Morgaine Swann on 27 June 2005 - 8:46pm
Trivia question of the day:

In what two recent conflicts have the invading armies not raped or abused any women?

mcmorris's picture
Posted by mcmorris (not verified) on 27 June 2005 - 9:05pm
Must be a trick question

If you're thinking of Afghanistan and Iraq, think again. Maybe you should read up on the sexual assaults that happen within the ranks.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 27 June 2005 - 10:25pm
Today's trivia question

Hint: The women in these countries lived under two of the most brutal and repressive regimes in history, and they now have freedom of speech, assembly and conscience (according to the UN and various NGOs.

mcmorris's picture
Posted by mcmorris (not verified) on 28 June 2005 - 8:20am
Trivia question of the day:

Additional hint: The repression wasn't theoretical or sociological but entailed beatings, imprisonment, rape, torture (of the flesh rending type) and murder.

mcmorris's picture
Posted by mcmorris (not verified) on 28 June 2005 - 8:23am
Answer
media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 28 June 2005 - 7:45pm
trivia answer of the day:

Afghanistan and Iraq!

mcmorris's picture
Posted by mcmorris (not verified) on 28 June 2005 - 8:41pm
The trivia hoax

I've already written about the state of women in Iraq. mcmorris, either you are a fool or you think all of us are.

But don't take my word for it. Take a look at:

Graphic photographs.

Slate article.

Another article.

More.

More.

At what point...

will you...

let go of...

your Pollyanna fantasies....

about war...

and how women are treated in the American military?

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 28 June 2005 - 10:05pm