Rape is not simply acting upon sexual urges. Rape is about dominance and power and violence and control. The intent of sex is mutual pleasure, and that’s never the intent of rape. Let’s be totally clear. Those young men chose, instead of having sex with a willing girl, to rape an unconscious girl. Who could not participate, could not experience pleasure, could not say yes or admire them or share an intimate moment. Those boys didn’t choose sex. They chose rape. And the experience of rape, for both the girl and the boy, is entirely different than the experience of sex. THEY ARE NOTHING ALIKE. RAPE AND SEX ARE NOT RELATED.
How can there be so much confusion about two entirely different things? Perhaps because they are both physical acts that involve the same body parts. Though that doesn’t explain it entirely.
For instance, hands and torsos are involved in both hugs and gut punches, but we know they’re not the same.
Heads are used both for kisses that cause blushes as well as for head butts that cause broken noses, yet we know that they’re not the same thing.
Spoken words involve the mouth, tongue, and larynx, yet we know the difference between friendly conversation and a tirade of insults.
Even if they involve the same body parts, how can there be any confusion between rape and sex?via retrofires
The “West Bank Barrier/Wall” [also dubbed the “Apartheid Wall”] is a wall being constructed by Israel within the West Bank of Palestine. The wall is meant, according to Israel, to serve as an added layer of defense against Palestinians, to protect the Israeli people. The problem with that, however, is that while protecting the Israeli people, it has subjected Palestinians to an even more restrictive occupation.
The wall is being built mostly WITHIN the border of the West Bank, as opposed to being built along the border, or even on Israeli territory. The follow is a map created by ProCon.org, with the Apartheid Wall’s path displayed in red, and the border of the West Bank displayed in green:
As you can see, it weaves in and around Palestinian territory, essentially isolating the villages the Israeli government chooses to enclose within the wall.
The wall also serves to cut Palestinians from their land, often leaving farmers seperated from their crops, villages separated from their water supply, and as I mentioned, completely enclosing various communities within the wall, effectively serving as literal prison walls, forming an open-air prison.
This wall dwarfs the size and scale of the Berlin wall,
Keep in mind that the length is now projected to be 700 kilometers, rather than 650.
The wall has also led to a number of environmental issues on top of the already severely hindered agricultural ones, such as the case in Beit Hanina where the village was basically flooded by rainwater because the Wall restricted the flow of surface water, causing it to pile up and collect within the village.
The wall also cuts of tens of thousands of Palestinians from the rest of Palestine, trapping them on the Israeli side of the wall, while denying them entry into Israel, while at the same time implementing a crippling system of checkpoints that make entering into the West Bank such a hassel that many simply choose not to.
To get an idea of how large the wall is, here is a picture of me [standing at 6’1] next to a portion of the wall in Bethlehem:
As well as another photo showing how the wall weaves around Palestinian villages:
You see the alley the wall creates? That’s the road cars are supposed to drive on to get to where they need to.
Needless to say, the Apartheid Wall that Israel is constructing, although being built in the name of “defense”, is no more than another tool Israel is using to steal more Palestinian land, trap Palestinians, and cripple the Palestinian economy.
Why people should not even think of using the word “tribe”.
I’ve always hated this word.
ya the word tribe is a no
This puts to words something that has always made me uncomfortable, especially with all this ridiculous talk about ~tribal warfare~ in Libya.