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Rage fuels power to the people

Rage fuels power to the people | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Triggered by horrendous events, formerly disempowered people around the world have found a loud collective voice.
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The Legitimate Children of Rape

The Legitimate Children of Rape | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Writing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Felicia H. Stewart and Dr. James Trussell have estimated that there are twenty-five thousand rape-related pregnancies each year in the United States

 

'..................the relationship between rape and pregnancy has been a topic of highly politicized debate since long before Todd Akin’s comments on “legitimate rape,” Paul Ryan’s bill with its category of “forcible rape,” and Sharron Angle’s suggestion, two years ago, that women pregnant through rape make “a lemon situation into lemonade.”

 

There is a veritable war of statistics about rape and pregnancy, and the confusion is exacerbated by the competing agendas of the pro-choice and anti-abortion movements.

 

Historically, rape has been seen less as a violation of a woman than as a theft from a man to whom that woman belonged, either her husband or her father, who suffered an economic loss (a woman’s marriageability spoiled) and an insult to his honor. There was also the problem of bastard children, who were considered a social burden

 

One [also] sees the problem abroad, where the Helms Amendment is taken to mean that no agency receiving U.S. funding can mention abortion even to women who have been systematically raped as part of a genocidal campaign.

 

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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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The GOP: Shutting that whole thing down: Todd Akin, rape, pregnancy and abortion

The GOP: Shutting that whole thing down: Todd Akin, rape, pregnancy and abortion | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

'An entire political party in one of the most advanced and educated countries on earth has become a caricature of the most basal evolved insecurities about masculinity. They seem terrified of losing control over the means of reproduction and petrified of cuckoldry.'

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