Rape as a weapon and Viagra

I found this article about how armies use rape as a weapon in war. Here’s a quote…
“In a culture that prizes female virginity and fidelity, Muslim women face divorce and abandonment if they are raped. The shame associated with such an attack is so great that many women declare they would rather die than live after a rape.”
http://www.now.org/nnt/fall-99/viewpoint.html

So, having taken women’s studies in college to where I was so pissed off…anyway…Today, I sit down to my coffee and online newspapers/blogs and find this…

Little Blue Pills Among the Ways CIA Wins Friends in Afghanistan
By Joby Warrick
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, December 26, 2008; A01

The Afghan chieftain looked older than his 60-odd years, and his bearded face bore the creases of a man burdened with duties as tribal patriarch and husband to four younger women. His visitor, a CIA officer, saw an opportunity, and reached into his bag for a small gift.

Four blue pills. Viagra.

“Take one of these. You’ll love it,” the officer said. Compliments of Uncle Sam.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/25/AR2008122500931_pf.html

My tax dollars at work. I wiped the computer screen off after coffee shot out my nostrils and hit it. Has the world just gone completely crazy? You can not tell me there not a war against women. It’s been going on for centuries because we live in a patriarchy and men are afraid they will lose the power. In order for life to even begin you need a woman. Women are givers of life.

If you want population to go down…educate the women. If you want societies to prosper…feed the women and they will take care of all those around them. If you want to heal the planet…put women in charge of the oversight & regulation.

As for the U.S. thinking viagra is a useful strategy in war…it makes about as much sense as ignoring the Geneva Conventions, torture, spying on Americans, stealing elections, Gitmo, stealing other nations natural resources, and on…and on…and on…

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