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Large Scale Rape Incident in Congo

The UN’s human rights chief has said the “scale and viciousness” of mass rapes in DR Congo “defy belief”, as a report into the attack was released. Navi Pillay said that, even for the region, the incident stood out because of the “extraordinarily cold-blooded and systematic way” it was carried out. Some 300 people were…

Rape

June is almost over, and with nary a comment from this blog on rape. But June is the month we normally discuss this important problem. So to comply with that idea, I’m going to point you to a couple of posts from last year. If you’ve not read them, please have a look. Especially read…

A FORMER vicar-general in the archdiocese of Munich has claimed that he was pressurised last month into taking the blame for a mistake made 30 years ago by the then Archbishop of Munich, Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict), concerning the case of a paedophile priest. Fr Gerhard Gruber has now said he did so only…

… or … Republicans Attack Franken for Opposing Rape No, no … maybe this .. Thirty Senate Republicans Prefer Rape over Justice Or perhaps … Al Franken Does Right Thing: Republicans Get Mad Oh, forget it. I’ll never decide on a title for this post. Just watch the story:

Eudy Simelane was a brilliant soccer star, captain of South Africa’s national women’s team. She was also an out lesbian and an activist for LGBT rights. In April 2008, a group of men attacked her with a sickening brutality. She was gang-raped, beaten, and stabbed more than 25 times. The assault was so vicious that…

One in four South African men … said they had raped someone … three out of four who admitted rape attacked for the first time while in their teens. … practices such as gang rape were common because they were considered a form of male bonding. … The research was conducted in both rural and…

Last week, a very bad thing happened to me, a life changing experience, the kind of thing many people with blogs would tell everyone about, trolling for sympathy and making everyone feel bad. Well, I am certainly not above doing that, but strategically I’ve decided to tell only a few people what is going on,…

I would like to go into a little more detail about the rape switch which is being discussed here as well as the statistical trend in rape rates in the US being discussed here . It has been shown again and again that large numbers of males will carry out what by anyone’s definition is…

Is there a rape switch?

This question is shorthand for a larger and more nuanced set of questions that has emerged over the last 24 hours here and here as people engage in this very interesting and important discussion about rape, especially wartime rape and related post-apocalyptic rape cultures. “The switch” is a term I first heard from a student,…