Wednesday, July 12, 2006

OK, This Shit Needs To Stop Right Now!

I'm not even kidding. This is a true public service announcement from my heart. And, I don't want to hear shit about diversity or respect for other cultures on this one. This is WRONG by any definition of "wrong" that I can recall.

Well, OK, if the intent truly is to protect from rape, I suppose that's an admirable goal. But, this is the best they can do?!? How about a little law & order, people? Talk about blaming the victim. This is like preemptively blaming the victim. Apparently, no one in Cameroon got the memo that rape is about power more than sexuality.

We need to get our asses out of Iraq, and down to Cameroon a.s.a.p.!!! When, oh when, are we going to spend some fucking effort on the continent of Africa? I don't mean just Egypt and other Mideast bullshit. But, a bit further south in Africa, where shit like this is happening. And, don't even get me started on that "female circumcision" horseshit...

Let me sum up this way:

People of the world, STOP MUTILATING YOUR WOMEN!!!


Blogger Beth said...

I heard about that! Isn't it frightening? So many atrocities throughout Africa, and what are we doing? Yeah, we're a humanitarian nation -- as long as it's an oil-rich nation we're helping. Embarrasses the hell out of me.

2:51 PM, July 12, 2006  
Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

I think you're preaching to the choir here brother.

But your soap box is tall and you are mighty in voice.

So preach on, preach on.

4:04 PM, July 12, 2006  
Blogger JM said...

I agree with Keith but you have to realize we have no intrest in fixing or assisting Africa until we can figure out a way to make money from it.

In the meantime you better hope that Bill Gates (Microsoft sucks, Person Rocks)can fix it.

4:20 PM, July 12, 2006  
Blogger Old Lady said...

Ritual & Societal mutilation of women has been going on for thousands of years. Why, in this country a man was allowed to beat his wife by law, but the instrument could not be wider than his thumb- "Rule of Thumb". Virginity is still highly prized in other countries and for a poor person, who cannot offer the husband much in the way of dowry, virginity is a plus. That is why other cultures control their women's sexuality. A non-married daughter is a burden to the family.

Truly a tragedy all this stuff.

7:34 PM, July 14, 2006  
Blogger Old Lady said...

Post Script-Hell, I have to retract the R of T statement. Apologies!

7:39 PM, July 14, 2006  

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