Here thanks to the New Duranty Times [The New York Times]!
A new - - a particularly troubling aspect - - to the phenomenon of rape as a weapon of war.
"Symbol of Unhealed Congo: Male Rape Victims"
"GOMA, Congo — It was around 11 p.m. when armed men burst into Kazungu Ziwa’s hut, put a machete to his throat and yanked down his pants. Mr. Ziwa is a tiny man, about four feet, six inches tall. He tried to fight back, but said he was quickly beaten down."
“'Then they raped me,' he said. 'It was horrible, physically. I was dizzy. My thoughts just left me.'”
"Aid workers struggle to explain the sudden spike in male rape cases. The best answer, they say, is that the sexual violence against men is yet another way for armed groups to humiliate and demoralize Congolese communities into submission."
Well, the aid workers do have it right. And it is not difficult to explain. Is EASY to explain. Rape is a weapon or war, always has been, always will be. Abuse, debase, humiliate the defeated population, defile the women in particular, create a state of anxiety and depression, a despair that is without hope. The defilement of a man by another man HAS A SPECIAL STIGMA TO IT?! You are a lesser being, not even a MAN any more, totally without power, weak, not a man OR a woman, a nothing!
On the part of the perpetrators, a power trip, and NOT merely the satisfying of sexual lust - - NOR homosexuals acting in a depraved manner! A beastliness without redemption.
Darfur - - mass rape of the women and branding. Darfur - - castration of captured males. And now in the Congo, male on male rape!