Muse Magazine

Saturday, October 06, 2007

LIFE: Current events

Is Logan County the next Jena?
The scrutiny surrounding the unbelievably brutal racially-motivated kidnapping, rape and torture of a 20-year-old black woman by six white men and women who claimed they don't like people who look like her is picking up speed in the news and email circuit. Read about it here.

Congo is still a terrible place for women. Only now, according to the New York Times it's more dangerous than ever considering that most of the military, rebels and civilian men in general seem to have an inexplicable vendetta against mothers, wives, sisters and daughters. “The sexual violence in Congo is the worst in the world,” said John Holmes, the United Nations under secretary general for humanitarian affairs, in the article. “The sheer numbers, the wholesale brutality, the culture of impunity — it’s appalling.” If you're as appalled by this story as we are, check out this charity or this one where you can donate money to help the women there.


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