Fear and Loathing in the Heart of Darkness
I just finished this horrific article in the NYT about the use of rape as a weapon of war in the Congo.
It's hard enough for me to understand what motivates an individual to commit acts of sexual violence.
How do you come up with an answer for what would motivate groups to do something like this? 130+ years of conflict, exploitation, environmental destruction, and political conflict certainly have contributed to this social pathology. But is this there something else?
Unfortunately it seems that humans have used rape as a weapon of war for as long as we have been human.
This is one of those things that makes me wish for the giant meteorite.
Time for someone to hit the universal reset button.