Thursday, July 22, 2004

The weaker sex 

So much for the gentle sex:

"While African women in Darfur were being raped by the Janjaweed militiamen, Arab women stood nearby and sang for joy, according to an Amnesty International report published yesterday. The songs of the Hakama, or the 'Janjaweed women' as the refugees call them, encouraged the atrocities committed by the militiamen.

"The women singers stirred up racial hatred against black civilians during attacks on villages in Darfur and celebrated the humiliation of their enemies, the human rights group said."
Women might be as a general rule more peace-loving, caring and nurturing then men, but obviously not always. Women are also supposed to feel more empathy for their fellow women - for example not encourage their men to rape other women - again, obviously not always. Sadly, nothing illustrates the nature of the conflict in Darfur and the demons unleashed there than this story.


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