Sometimes, after glancing through news reports from around the world, I have to ask myself why one half of the human race is not secretly contemplating the extermination of the other half given the horrors the latter regularly and unremittingly inflicts on the former. Three articles from today’s British Independent newspaper may perhaps illustrate my point. First we have this:
“Captured Yazidi girls in Iraq are killing themselves to escape rape and torture at the hands of Isis militants holding them prisoner.
Hundreds of women and children were captured during the group’s bloody sweep through northern Iraq earlier this year and have since been trafficked as sex slaves , forced into marriage and imprisoned.
Victims who managed to escape told Amnesty International that many Yazidi girls killed themselves after losing hope of being saved.
A 20-year-old survivor, called Luna, said she was held with 20 girls as young as 10 in the Isis-controlled city of Mosul when they were told to dress up.
“One day we were given clothes that looked like dance costumes and were told to bathe and wear those clothes,” she added. “Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself. She was very beautiful.
“I think she knew that she was going to be taken away by a man and that is why she killed herself.”
Another woman, 27-year-old Wafa, said she and her sister attempted suicide while imprisoned in Mosul after the man holding them gave them the choice of marrying him and his brother or being sold as slaves.
Videos have emerged online of horrifying “slave auctions” of girls in Mosul and Isis members have boasted of the abductions…”
“Members of the UN Security Council have slammed North Korea’s human rights record in a meeting on Monday, describing life inside the secretive state as a “living nightmare”.
The historic discussion marks the first time that the UN Security Council has North Korea’s human rights record.
During the meeting, diplomats touched on the inquiry’s more horrific details, including starving prisoners picking through cow dung for kernels of corn to eat, rape, forced abortions and mass starvation.”
Finally this stomach-turning story:
“A woman who reportedly tried to drown herself with her parents and sisters was allegedly raped by fishermen who found her unconscious on the beach.
The woman and her family tried to kill themselves after they were evicted from their home in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram spiritual community in Pondicherry, India on 18 December, The Hindu reports.
Two of her sisters and her mother drowned, while the father and three of his daughters washed ashore unconscious but alive at different locations.
According to the woman, two fishermen allegedly assaulted her as she was lying unconscious on the beach.”
But of course they did, because what else would you do with a helpless, near-drowned girl?
I swear, every man on the planet should be on his knees every night giving thanks to whatever deity or force of nature and evolution he believes in that womankind has not risen up and exacted a bloody and entirely deserving revenge upon those who have wronged them across the millennia. Why we are not treated to nightly reports of lone women taking to bell towers with sniper’s rifles is beyond me. By Christ there seems to be enough men out there deserving of a bullet in the head.