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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
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Rape in Syria: a weapon of war or instrument of terror?

Rape in Syria: a weapon of war or instrument of terror? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
In Syria, rape is being used by armed groups as a means to an end.

 

'Last month, Human Rights Watch issued a report documenting sexual violence used by government agents in detention centres. Men, women and boys have reported rape, penetration with foreign objects, groping, forced nudity, and genital trauma while in the custody of the state.'

 

The attacks aim to instill fear and terror in not just the immediate victims of sexual violence, but the wider community connected with the victim. The effect on the audience, in this case, is at least as important as, if not more important than, the effect on the victim.

 

[This] function of sexual violence in Syria shows how rape can be used as an instrument of terror.'

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Fairfax or Gina-fax? Let’s have the debate before it’s over

Fairfax or Gina-fax? Let’s have the debate before it’s over | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The next two weeks will be defining moments for Australia.

 

'On Tuesday Gina Rinehart, the world’s richest woman, is expected to confirm that she has acquired up to 19.9% of Fairfax. The current Board, led by ex-Woolworths and now Walmart director Roger Corbett, is expected to raise the white flag in their efforts to ward off Rinehart’s bid for control. Rinehart is believed to want two or three seats on the board, and control of the Fairfax’s editorial positioning. And what she wants she can afford to buy.'

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