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Girl Power Is Taken, Not Given

Funny ’cause it’s true…

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…”

Then this story of political and ideological depravity:

“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.

11 comments on “Girl Power Is Taken, Not Given

  1. My question is who raises people that turn out like this? What happens in a person’s upbringing that they think it’s okay to sexually assault someone they find unconscious on a beach? Or that they think it’s alright to treat women like chattel? I don’t think you have to be a woman to want to these degenerates removed from the gene pool ASAP, although I can understand that women might desire the opportunity to be at the front of the line should the opportunity present itself.


    • True, CBC. Of course I’m not advocating meeting violence with violence (a Women’s Liberation Army!), I’m just amazed that these random acts of wanton violence (massed shootings, etc.) always seem to involve men. Add to that the extraordinarily common occurrences of domestic violence towards women and girls. How many times have you read some report about a man murdering his former wife or girlfriend, or slaying his daughters, or just some random female in the street? We sort of expect this aberrant behaviour from men yet if a woman was to behave in a similar fashion she would make tabloid headlines and every aspect of her life would be poured over by the TV “news” shows.

      Perhaps we need to be a little more like women? But is that biology or culture? I dunno.

      I have no children and looking at what they could face in this world, the girls especially, I’m more determined than ever not to have them. I think people who do have kids are far more courageous – or optimistic – than I am.


      • I have five daughters, ranging from 11 to 26, and have emphasized the importance of, in effect, not taking any crap from men. The oldest is my stepdaughter and is more than capable of thinking for herself, but the younger ones are 14, 13, 13 and 11, and while they aren’t dating yet I’ve already begun to stress to them that when the time comes for them to date they should never put up with someone who belittles them or worse.

        I think to some degree children emulate what they see among their parents. Of course, I doubt few children witness their fathers raping unconscious women, etc. However, if there’s a lack of respect exhibited toward women, and, by extension, toward all people, it’s going to carry over.

        As for men needing to be like women – I don’t know. Unfortunately, what many people will do to gain and hold power is, in my opinion, no different whether one is talking about men or women. Women have just had less opportunity.


        • “…what many people will do to gain and hold power is, in my opinion, no different whether one is talking about men or women. Women have just had less opportunity.”

          Good point and one I was pondering myself. Are women less violent by nature or nurture? I suspect more the latter than the former. In a truly equal or gender-neutral society such differences would probably come down to an individual’s temperament and upbringing rather than any biological reasons (or suppositions).

          Five daughters? Brave man! 😉


          • Having five daughters has given me a new respect for the world of women. As someone who pretty much knew next to nothing about the inner workings of women (just ask my first wife), it’s been a revelation and a wonder to watch my girls grow up. Fortunately, they all like to fish and get out in the wild, like their dad.


  2. Amy Rose Murphy

    Most of the atrocity’s against women and girls is done by barbaric Muslin men such has Isis, I wish people would call them what they really are barbaric low life’s militants is too kind a word for these scum bags


    • However, Amy, most of the atrocities carried out against women and girls every single day are carried out by men, full stop. Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist and atheist men. No faith or race or ethnicity has a monopoly on misogyny. We are collectively guilty as a gender.


      • ar an sliabh

        All that has to happen for evil to triumph, is for the people to do nothing to oppose it. Apathy and disinterest in one’s society and civilisation as a whole, along with the abandonment of all responsibility for one’s actions, is the scourge of modern times. The escape into electronics and radical religion are two major factors in these wholly destructive dispositions.


      • I don’t believe in collective guilt.
        It dilutes the guilt of the people who actually harm women.


  3. My daughter and I had conversation in regards to her being drafted for war (she is thirteen). She was furious with me. I reminder her, “As your mother, you know I don’t fluff what I say. I am not nice, I am real. You will have enemies beside you and in front of you.”


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