March 23, 2013

Rape in wartime

There's a tough but fascinating article by Nick Turse at Asia Times Online. It's called Who did you rape in the war, daddy? And he's right. Veterans keep quiet about what happened in the war(s), and we go along with this. As Turse suggests, maybe it's time to clarify exactly what goes down in wartime. Won't happen, but it's a good point.

1 comment:

Artichoke Annie said...

We sugarcoat so many things, I guess we are more afraid then we will ever let on. I would say go for it, except for the fact that it is always the innocents that bear the brunt of the hurt. By now many of the children of wartime rape have rebuilt their lives, some even reuniting with their biological parents.

War is never glamorous no matter how many star spangled banners are hung in the background.