Posts Tagged 'rape'

The shameful conduct of Howard U, GWU, and the DC Police

After a Howard University student was drugged and raped at a party, her attempts to get a medical forensic exam were stonewalled by the cops.

This is the first time I have heard of Howard University Hospital behaving so shamefully; but GWU Hospital has a long history of mistreating women. Decades ago they changed their diagnoses of a student rape victim, thus denying her justice. They also refused to preform an abortion on a women who was in the final stages of a deadly disease. The women had requested an abortion and her husband was desperate to prolong his wife’s life as long as possible. The strain of a pregnancy would finish her off. But GWU chose to ignore her written request, her husbands wishes and forced her to carry the baby. When it was obvious that she was dying they preformed a cesarean. The mother died on the table. The infant lived for something like 48 hours and then died. I never ever want to be in power of GWU Hospital, they clearly do not regard women as human beings.

Today in misogyny

Fatwa demands isolation and 101 lashings for 16 year old rape victim

There are times to be eloquent, level headed, and respectful in our discussion of other cultures and religions. This is not one of those times. What the flying fuck?

Rape victim receives 101 lashes for becoming pregnant

A 16-year-old girl who was raped in Bangladesh has been given 101 lashes for conceiving during the assault. The girl’s father was also fined and warned the family would be branded outcasts from their village if he did not pay.

According to human rights activists, the girl, who was quickly married after the attack, was divorced weeks later after medical tests revealed she was pregnant. The girl was raped by a 20-year-old villager in Brahmanbaria district in April last year.

Bangladesh’s Daily Star newspaper reported that she was so ashamed following the attack that she did not lodge a complaint. Her rape emerged after her pregnancy test and Muslim elders in the village issued a fatwa insisting that the girl be kept in isolation until her family agreed to corporal punishment.Her rapist was pardoned by the elders. She told the newspaper the rapist had “spoiled” her life.

“I want justice,” she said.

If you wish to make a brief, courteous comment on this to the Embassy of Bangladesh, you can do so here.

Senator Webb must be very pleased

U.S. Sailor Acquitted of Rape, Despite Admission of Physical Force

Violence against women

Anglachel
So, I’d like to hear from the guys about the men they know who are rapists. Or what you have done personally to get some rapist arrested. Or how you stand up against male peer pressure to make a point that rape isn’t acceptable to you.

Violence against women in the military

Soldiers must unite to create climate of zero tolerance for sexual assault

In 2007, the rate of reported sexual assault cases in the Army was more than double the rate of our sister services. Over the past seven years, with our nation at war, more than 1,800 soldiers have been punished for sexual assault of their fellow soldiers.

Instead of talking about this they need to DO something about it.

Violence against women in the military

Is There an Army Cover Up of Rape and Murder of Women Soldiers?
by Ann Wright
http://www.commondreams.org/ar…..4/28/8564/

The private war of women soldiers
http://www.salon.com/news/feat….._military/

Another KBR Rape Case
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080421/houppert


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