Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Rape as a weapon of mass destruction

There's an article in the Guardian about the use of rape as a political weapon in the Congo. Some of the stories are so horrific they are almost unreadable. Death, murder and mutilation are commonplace. This is truly a nightmare world. It's almost impossible to comprehend how human beings can behave this way.

Somebody tell me what we can do about this. Please.


  1. Anonymous10:18 am

    I think we have to ask: thus far, in the history of human affairs, how successful has anyone been, on an international level, in their attempts to prevent the excesses you're speaking of?

  2. I think the answer is - we haven't. That's what is so awful about this. I just don't see a solution, or certainly not a short-term one. I wish the power-that-be would give it a bit more priority though. Start looking for solutions at least.