Re: violence...

phil osborn (
Sat, 09 Oct 1999 22:23:48 PDT

>From: "J. R. Molloy" <>
>Subject: Re: violence...
>Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 19:30:12 -0700
>Lee Daniel Crocker wrote,
> >Actually, it is only recently that infibulation of girls was
> >explicity made illegal. I love the strained language of the law:
> >"...infibulates...the labia minora...of any person under 18..."
> >Apparently, Western Judeo-Christian forms of ritual child abuse
> >are OK, it's only the Muslim forms that qualify as felonies, making
> >this one of the few laws--despite its careful language--that is
> >both sexist and racist at the same time
>I'll drink to that. Now let's move on to how Selective Service constitutes
>violence against men.

Or, what about the fact that there are today MORE rapes of men by men committed inside prisons than all the rapes throughout society of women? The victims are usually young first offenders, mariuana users, etc. And the consequences are likely to be much worse, including often a death sentence due to AIDS. Yet I would bet that less than $1 is spent dealing with this attrocity for every $10,000 spent dealing with the rape of women. It only adds irony to injustice to note that a large number of the rapes of women is actually committed by the very former inmates who were themselves raped in prison.

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