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  1. jjuliaava
    jjuliaava May 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm |

    Do not forget THE RAPE OF NANKING! estimated 20-80000 raped and covered up by the Japanese government. http://www.amazon.com/Rape-Nanking-Forgotten-Holocaust-World/dp/0140277447

  2. Tony
    Tony May 27, 2011 at 11:35 pm |

    Thank you Jaclyn. The Atlantic has an article on this subject ‘Is Rape Inevitable in War?’ this week which you’ve probably seen. Here’s what caught my attention:

    Forcibly recruited men … meld into a cohesive unit through gang rape, a process she calls “combatant socialization.” A risky, time-consuming, and inefficient practice (as opposed to swiftly lopping off someone’s head), gang-rape, she writes, “creates loyalty and esteem from … initial circumstances of fear and mistrust.”

  3. Jeff H
    Jeff H May 28, 2011 at 7:26 pm |

    I’m all for preventing rape, whether as a part of or separate from war. But doesn’t it make more sense to try to stop the war, rather than just stop the rape in the war?

    If rape is being used as a tactic of war, ending the war would stop both the rape and the killing of human beings…

  4. len
    len May 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm |

    “Go to the UN Action Stop Rape Now website,” That’s rich coming from the UN; infamous around the world for its UN ‘Peacekeepers’ rape of women and children. Excuse me while I vomit.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/mar/25/unitednations

    “The reputation of United Nations peacekeeping missions suffered a humiliating blow yesterday as an internal report identified repeated patterns of sexual abuse and rape perpetrated by soldiers supposed to be restoring the international rule of law.”

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