Thanks to my sister, Teri for this very important article. It gives a deep glimpse into the massive problem of rape and war, but must be integrated with rape by UN so called Peacekeepers some of which are the most vicious death squads trained by US Special Forces in Guatemala called Kaibiles and hired by the UN as Peacekeepers in the Congo! This in itself is an atrocity. What makes anyone think that men,who have repeatedly committed crimes against humanity with the slashing open of the bellies of pregnant Mayan women; then going over into Acteal to commit similar acts against the 4 to 6 pregnant women of the 45 Mayans slaughtered there, will do a single thing to keep the peace in the Congo? I found an article describing the relatively new war crime of slashing the bellies of pregnant women in the Congo. I also found a paper describing these crimes in Guatemala by the Kaibiles as having "no archeological precedent in Mayan culture" before the emergence of the notoriously vicious Kaibiles.
Then there is the horrid mass rapes in Haiti and now rape, torture and mutilation are rapidly spreading in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and continuing in Mexico. I believe that serial killings of women in the US continue, but are not revealed until way too many have been slaughtered, especially if the victims are prostitutes or women of color.
Addressing these egregious issues is of utmost importance to me and why i have no tolerance for the horrid sexism of men in rightly called "occupy". We need a strong women's allied force. I am thinking of establishing a women's Banshee Brigade named after the Irish female fairy foreteller of death. We know all life is at the brink right now. It truly is last chance time. I am so sickened by the ongoing hatred i encounter from both men who claim to be DOT anarchists as well as from men who claim to be nonviolent. Bunch of warped jerks to put it mildly.
The Banshee Brigade could be placed wherever the most vulnerable women of color want us to be. I am a grandmother and the rest of my life is devoted to addressing this horrific warape unculture.
I am willing to strategically give my life to stop this madness with my very heart as my weapon.