Rape was not the only abuse they suffered from but also from "Sexual Mutilation" where they had mutilation of their vagina and breasts from machetes, knives, sharpened sticks, boiling water and acid. Men also suffered from sexual mutilation, where their genitals were mutilated and displayed as "trophies in public." During the genocide, the estimate of women raped was
Professor Doris Buss in her article Rethinking “Rape as a Weapon of War” describes such an issue with the Rwandan War Tribunals reaction towards sexual violence, Buss in her texts states “The numbers tell the story. As of December 2008, the Tribunal has overseen the completed trials and guilty pleas of 48 men, only 15 of whom went to trial on charges including rape or sexual violence. Only five men in total have been found guilty of rape-related charges.” (Buss 2009,
Rape is used to humiliate an enemy’s people. Rape is used as a terror tactic to clear an area and make people flee. Rape is also used as a means to dishonor humiliate and terrorize the absolute e power of the enemy. These acts of rape are usually a very public committing these rapes in from of husbands, children, and other family members as a means of shame of shame and authority over there enemies. These victims are paraded through streets.
He focuses on how men’s violence affects men, something Valenti fails to mention. She brings up a psychological study from 1993 by a psychologist specialising in women’s anger, and this appeal to authority is out of date and simply since the researcher says it is still relevant does not
Sexual violence is something that everybody in society knows of but until it happens to you, or someone that you know, it is often unspoken of. People do not realize how serious sexual violence is if it does not enter their bubble. Nowadays, the media plays an important part, as sexual violence is constantly depicted on the television or through games. Cartoons show violence too much that it is seen normal to see it even for your children. “The media does not causes violence but it reinforces the idea that men are strong dominant and powerful and that women are there to meet men’s need.” Hollywood is also under the light for having a moment of reckoning over the allegations Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein harassed and abused multiple women in the industry for several decades.
These cultures often accept and allow the brutalization of women through rape and other forms of sexual or domestic violence. Because of these attitudes, laws that are meant to protect women (if there are any) are not enforced adequately and crimes against women are not regarded with appropriate seriousness. In societies that enforce the subordination of women, rape and sexual violence is used as a means of control and even punishment for women who "misbehave." A lack of education domestically and globally results in the erasure of these gendered issues. Because of this, the oppression occurring in "third world" countries are not regarded with the appropriate urgency and remain unsolved.
The case study found that during the war in the democratic republic of Congo that lasted about six years (Terry, 2007), UN troops found that around 40 000 women were raped. (Terry, 2007) The report cited that militants in the area used rape as a: ‘…tactic to terrorize the civilian population.’ (Terry, 2007) This shows how rape is used as a form of intimidation and control because one of the characterizations of power rape is repeated rape over some time. One of the victims was a young girl who was interviewed and she said that she and other women were taken off a bus and raped then later taken to one of the soldiers camps and repeatedly raped and kept there for two months (Terry,
Sexual assault is a form of forced sexual violence. The term sexual assault can be defined as an act in which a person sexually violates a victim without the victims consent. This is one of the most common problems faced by many schools in South Africa, the problem of sexual assault amongst learners in South African school. Sexual assault is an unlawful act, which the perpetrator can be sentenced to jail for practicing it. Sexual assault can be in a form of fondling of unwanted sexual touching, forcing a victim to perform sexual acts such as oral sex or penetrating the victim’s body and torturing a person in a sexual manner.
In a patriarchal, male-dominated society like Pakistan, where women are treated as a man's property, rape has become a form of not just violence against women, but also revenge against men. It has been used as a means to demean families, subjugate clans, avenge 'lost' honor, teach a lesson, pay debts, and demonstrate superiority. And it has almost always gone unpunished. (Ahmar,
Despite social progress, violation of women's rights continues and is widely known to be due to gender differences in mainly the form of abuse rape and sexual harassment. Most often it is difficult to describe a situation or an incident of violence. Occasionally there is the possibility of abuse taking place but rarely recognized. This very often happens in Cyprus since the media do not choose to report incidents like the abuse of a maid. One of the main ways that you can perceive the abuse of a person is firstly to identify that both the physical or mental integrity of themselves and their freedom have been violated.