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Rape has become an instrument of warfare in the DRC.

Posted by Jeshurun on August 27, 2010 at 6:20 AM 656 Views

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Reply Bryce
1:48 PM on July 12, 2011 
Mel, pretty disheartening and quite unfortunate that the US intervenes only in situations that promote their sovereign interest. I shudder to know this. Their international interventions is questionable.
Reply Mel
2:23 AM on September 9, 2010 
Ben says...
What's the US doing about Congo? Why haven't they intervened?

The US wont intervene unfortunately because it's not related to their own national interest. If the DRC was Saudi Arabia or some other state with enough oil, trust me, the US would have been there ever since.
Reply Mel
2:21 AM on September 9, 2010 
I think it's not just about rape in the DRC, it is violence, defilement, hate. Rape is being used here as an instrument of warfare. Rather than shoot the women, their female bodies are defiled and violently brutalised not necessarily to satisfy the sexual urges of the assailants but to colonise, cause harm and humiliate the victims' body and soul. It's a form of power relation. It's a form of war.
It's disheartening the UN is standing by and watching. Years from now, this would be seen as a form of 'genocide' - genocide of the human soul.
Reply Ben
11:57 PM on September 2, 2010 
What's the US doing about Congo? Why haven't they intervened?

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