End Rape Culture in the John Abbott Islanders

Reasons for signing

See why other supporters are signing, why this petition is important to them, and share your reason for signing (this will mean a lot to the starter of the petition).

Thanks for adding your voice.

Anita Kanitz
1 year ago
“You save yourself or you remain unsaved.”
― Alice Sebold

“Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there.”
― Kurt Cobain

“Gender preference does not define you. Your spirit defines you.”
― P.C. Cast, Awakened

“You don't deserve the anger you're turning on yourself. Your abuser's the one who does.”
― Cheryl Rainfield, Scars

Worldwide rape facts:
The three countries with the most rapes:

1. U.S.:
The super power of the world is at the first position in the race of rapes. Males are majorly the rapist holding a proportion of 99%. Out of all the victims, 91% are females while 9% are males. The U.S Bureau of Justice Statistics states that 91% of rape victims are female and 9% are male, and nearly 99% of rapists are male. According to the National Violence Against Women Survey, 1 in 6 U.S. women and 1 in 33 U.S. men has experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. More than a quarter of college-age women report having experienced a rape or rape attempt since age 14. Out of all, only 16% of the total cases are reported. Outdoor rape is not common in USA rather most of the rape cases takes place inside homes.

2. South Africa:

The country has one of the highest rates of rape in the world, with some 65,000 rapes and other sexual assaults reported for the year 2012. The incidence of rape has led to the country being referred to as the “rape capital of the world”. One in three of the 4,000 women questioned by the Community of Information, Empowerment and Transparency said they had been raped in the past year. More than 25 per cent of South African men questioned in a survey published by the Medical Research Council (MRC) admitted to rape; of those, nearly half said they had raped more than one person. Three out of four of those who had admitted rape indicated that they had attacked for the first time during their teens. South Africa has amongst the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world. If the rapist is convicted, his prison time would be around 2 years.

3. Sweden:

Sweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe and one of the highest in the world. One amongst every four women comes out to be the victim of rape in Sweden. By 2010, The Swedish police recorded the highest number of offences – about 63 per 100,000 inhabitants. The country has third-highest rape crime in the world. In 2009 there were 15,700 reported sexual offenses in Sweden, a rise of 8% compared to 2008, of which 5,940 were rape and sexual harassment (including exhibitionism) accounted for 7,590 reports. In April 2009, it was reported that sex crimes had increased by 58% over the previous ten years. According to a 2009 European Union study, Sweden has one of the highest rates of reported rape in Europe.

“The fear of rape puts many women in their place - indoors, intimidated, dependent yet again on material barriers and protectors... I was advised to stay indoors at night, to wear baggy clothes, to cover or cut my hair, to try to look like a man, to move someplace more expensive, to take taxis, to buy a car, to move in groups, to get a man to escort me—all modern versions of Greek walls and Assyrian veils, all asserting it was my responsibility to control my own and men's behavior rather than society's to ensure my freedom. I realized that many women had been so successfully socialized to know their place that they had chosen more conservative, gregarious lives without realizing why. The very desire to walk alone had been extinguished in them—but it had not in me.”
― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

“You own your body. You own your body. You own your body. Your center and your edges are yours and yours alone. In this world – this world of rape culture of ingrained misogyny and violence done against girls and women – you will encounter and absorb messages your entire life that place you on trial for the crime of existing as female in this world. That will question your right to wear or speak or move through the world in the way that you do. That will seek to harm you in ways large and small. As a woman, you will hold stories that sometimes feel too painful to hold. As your mother, that brings me to my knees. I grant you the strength to know that this too, you will survive. I promise you I will protect you with every ounce of life in my body. And where I cannot protect you from this world, I will love you inside of it – fierce and holy and precious beyond all knowing.”
― Jeanette LeBlanc

Since humankind exists men are using their genitals as weapons! They are always enslaving women with rape including child rapes, marital rapes, gang rapes, mass rapes, war rapes, forced prostitution and forced marriages, including sex slavery, child marriages, forced polygamy, sex trafficking. They are enjoying worldwide cruel rape pornography, child prostitution. And worldwide they make hate crimes against women, girls, female childs and babies like sexual murder, sexual torture, sexual mutilation, forced FGM (no men of these countries would marry a uncut child or girl, women and girls, which against this were murdered). Other male hobbies are honour killings, acid attacks, dowry murder, domestic violence and domestic murder, witch hunts, widow murders, sexual harassment in the streets, at school, at the workplace, at the campus and the society! What kind of world is that, what kind of men are these creatures? I don't know, the sad truth is, they are on this planet like we women and girls and nothing can make them disappear!

Facts About Rape

Low estimate of the number of women , according to the Department of Justice, raped every year: 300,000

High estimate of the number of women raped, according to the CDC: 1.3 million

Percentage of rapes not reported: 54 percent

A woman’s chance of being raped in the U.S.: 1 in 5

Chances that a raped woman conceives compared to one engaging in consensual sex: at least two times as likely

Number of women in the US impregnated against their will each year in the U.S. as a result of rape: 32,000

Number of states in which rapists can sue for custody and visitation: 31

Chances that a woman’s body “shuts that whole thing down“: 0 in 3.2 billion

Rank of U.S. in the world for rape: 13th

A woman’s chance of being raped in college: 1 in 4 or 5

Chances that a Native American woman in the U.S. will be raped: 1 in 3

Percentage of women in Alaska who have suffered sexual assault: 37 percent

Number of rape kits untested by the Houston police force: 6,000-7,000 (Texas ranked second in nation for “forcible rape”)

Number of adult men accused of repeatedly gang raping 11-year-old girl in Texas: 14

Quote in the New York Times regarding the rape: “They said she dressed older than her age.”

Age of woman raped in Central Park in September, 2012: 73

Number of rape kits left untested in Detroit, listed by Forbes as one of two the most dangerous places for woman to live in the US: 11,303

U.S. state in which, in September 2012, mentally disabled rape victim was required to provide evidence of her “kicking, biting, scratching” in objection to her rape: Connecticut

State seeking to reduce childcare welfare benefits to women cannot provide proof of their pregnancy-causing rapes: Pennsylvannia

Percentage of sexual assault and rape victims under the age of 12: 15 percent

Percentage of men who have been raped: 3 percent

Percentage of rapists who are never incarcerated: 97 perent

Percentage of rapes that college students think are false claims: 50 percent

Percentage of rapes that studies find are false claims: 2-8 percent

Number of rapes reported in the military last year: 16,500

Pentagon’s estimated percentage of military assuaults not reported: 80-90 percent

Percentage of military rape victims who were gang raped/raped more than once: 14%/20%

Percentage of military rape victims that are men: 8-37 percent

Percentage of military victims who get an “involuntarily” discharge compared to percentage of charged and accused who are discharged with honor: 90 percent involuntary to 80 percent with honor

Chances an incarcerated person is raped in the U.S.: 1 in 10

Increase in chance that LGTB prisoner is raped: 15x greater chance

Number of men raped that could be counted as legally raped before the FBI changed its definition in December of 2011: 0

Number of rapes noted in commonly used World War II statistics: 0

Number of rapes of WWII concentration camp inmates: Untallied millions

Number of rapes of German women by Russian soldiers at the end of WWII: between 1m and 2m

Number of women raped in 1990s Bosnian conflict: 60,000+

Number of women raped per hour in Congo during war: 48

Country where 12 year old was forced to participate in the rape of his mother: U.S.

Country where women are imprisoned for being raped: Afghanistan

A famous rape survivor:
Alice Sebold: Rape and redemption
Alice Sebold (born September 6, 1963) is an American writer. She has published three books: Lucky (1999), The Lovely Bones (2002), and The Almost Moon (2007)..
Her first novel was a brutal tale of murder, and sold a record two-and-a-half million copies in hardback. But the story of Alice Sebold's own teenage years makes for far more shocking reading in the book "Lucky".
Sebold began writing the book that would become Lucky in New York, as a ten-page assignment for her class. In its first drafts, the book was a fictionalized version of her rape and its aftermath; while in graduate school, Sebold turned the book into a "misery memoir." The book's title came from a policeman who had told Sebold that she was lucky to be alive, since another young woman had been killed and dismembered in the same tunnel.

At age 33, Sebold then began writing a novel called Monsters, about the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl. The story was based on her realization that "within the suburban world of my upbringing there was as many strange stories as there were in the more romanticized parts of the world." The novel eventually became The Lovely Bones, which one reviewer called "a disturbing story, full of horror and confusion and deep, bone-weary sadness. And yet it reflects a moving, passionate interest in and love for ordinary life as its most wonderful, and most awful, even at its most mundane." The New York Times observed that "Ms. Sebold [has] the ability to capture both the ordinary and the extraordinary, the banal and the horrific, in lyrical, unsentimental prose."

In an interview with Publishers Weekly, Sebold said, "I was motivated to write about violence because I believe it's not unusual. I see it as just a part of life, and I think we get in trouble when we separate people who've experienced it from those who haven't. Though it's a horrible experience, it's not as if violence hasn't affected many of us." The Lovely Bones remained first on the Times Bestseller list for five months, was adapted into a 2009 film of the same name by Peter Jackson.

A famous child rape survivor:
Nujood Ali:
Nujood Ali (born 1998) is a central figure in Yemen's movement against forced marriage and child marriage. Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding. At the age of ten she obtained a divorce, breaking with the tribal tradition. In November 2008, the U.S. women's magazine Glamour designated Nujood Ali and her lawyer Shada Nasser as Women of the Year. Ali's courage was praised by prominent women including Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice.

Ali's lawyer Shada Nasser, born in 1964, is a feminist and specialist in human rights, whose involvement in Ali's case received much acclaim. Ali has also written a book together with French journalist Delphine Minoui called: I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced.

The English-language version of the memoir was published in March, 2010. Introducing the work, New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof praised the work done to raise awareness regarding such societal problems as terrorism, associated with polygamy and child marriage, saying, "little girls like Nujood may prove more effective than missiles at defeating terrorists." Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali's case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an eight-year-old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009, after her father had forced her to marry him the year before in exchange for about $13,000.

“Violators cannot live with the truth: survivors cannot live without it. There are those who still, once again, are poised to invalidate and deny us. If we don't assert our truth, it may again be relegated to fantasy. But the truth won't go away. It will keep surfacing until it is recognized. Truth will outlast any campaigns mounted against it, no matter how mighty, clever, or long. It is invincible. It's only a matter of which generation is willing to face it and, in so doing, protect future generations from ritual abuse.”
― Chrystine Oksana, Safe Passage to Healing: A Guide for Survivors of Ritual Abuse

“Not being assaulted is not a privilege to be earned through the judicious application of personal safety strategies. A woman should be able to walk down the street at 4 in the morning in nothing but her socks, blind drunk, without being assaulted, and I, for one, am not going to do anything to imply that she is in any way responsible for her own assault if she fails to Adequately Protect Herself. Men aren’t helpless dick-driven maniacs who can’t help raping a vulnerable woman. It disrespects EVERYONE.”
― Emily Nagoski

Sexual violence as a weapon of war:

Violence against women, especially rape, has added its own brand of shame to recent wars. From conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina to Peru to Rwanda, girls and women have been singled out for rape, imprisonment, torture and execution. Rape, identified by psychologists as the most intrusive of traumatic events, has been documented in many armed conflicts including those in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cyprus, Haiti, Liberia, Somalia and Uganda.

Systematic rape is often used as a weapon of war in 'ethnic cleansing'. More than 20,000 Muslim girls and women have been raped in Bosnia since fighting began in April 1992, according to a European Community fact-finding team. Teenage girls have been a particular target in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, according to The State of the World's Children 1996 report. The report also says that impregnated girls have been forced to bear 'the enemy's' child.

In some raids in Rwanda, virtually every adolescent girl who survived an attack by the militia was subsequently raped. Many of those who became pregnant were ostracized by their families and communities. Some abandoned their babies; others committed suicide.

Sexual violation of women erodes the fabric of a community in a way that few weapons can. Rape's damage can be devastating because of the strong communal reaction to the violation and pain stamped on entire families. The harm inflicted in such cases on a woman by a rapist is an attack on her family and culture, as in many societies women are viewed as repositories of a community's cultural and spiritual values.

In addition to rape, girls and women are also subject to forced prostitution and trafficking during times of war, sometimes with the complicity of governments and military authorities. During World War II, women were abducted, imprisoned and forced to satisfy the sexual needs of occupying forces, and many Asian women were also involved in prostitution during the Viet Nam war. The trend continues in today's conflicts.

The State of the World's Children 1996 report notes that the disintegration of families in times of war leaves women and girls especially vulnerable to violence. Nearly 80 per cent of the 53 million people uprooted by wars today are women and children. When fathers, husbands, brothers and sons are drawn away to fight, they leave women, the very young and the elderly to fend for themselves. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Myanmar and Somalia, refugee families frequently cite rape or the fear of rape as a key factor in their decisions to seek refuge.

During Mozambique's conflict, young boys, who themselves had been traumatized by violence, were reported to threaten to kill or starve girls if they resisted the boys' sexual advances. Sexual assault presents a major problem in camps for refugees and the displaced, according to the report. The incidence of rape was reported to be alarmingly high at camps for Somali refugees in Kenya in 1993. The camps were located in isolated areas, and hundreds of women were raped in night raids or while foraging for firewood.

UNHCR (the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees) has had to organize security patrols, fence camps with thorn bushes and relocate the most vulnerable women to safer areas. Some rape victims who were ostracized were moved to other camps or given priority for resettlement abroad. UNHCR has formal guidelines for preventing and responding to sexual violence in the camps, and it trains field workers to be more sensitive to victims' needs. Refugee women are encouraged to form committees and become involved in camp administration to make them less vulnerable to men who would steal their supplies or force them to provide sex in return for provisions.

The high risk of infection with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS, accompanies all sexual violence against women and girls. The movement of refugees and marauding military units and the breakdown of health services and public education worsens the impact of diseases and chances for treatment. For example, one study has suggested that the exchange of sex for protection during the civil war in Uganda in the 1980s was a contributing factor to the country's high rate of AIDS.

War and civil unrest also contribute to violence in the home, according to recent studies. Death, upheaval and poverty increase tensions within the family and the likelihood of violence against girls and women. Men who feel that they have lost the ability to protect their women may compensate by exercising violent control over them at home.

UNHCR, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UNICEF are promoting reproductive health services for refugees to counter high birth rates, maternal mortality, STDs and HIV/AIDS. UNICEF provides support for women affected by armed conflict in countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Croatia, Georgia, Liberia, Rwanda, Somalia and the Sudan.

The post-World War II Nuremberg trials condemned rape as a crime against humanity. Governments must be willing to enforce international law and codes of conduct, while also supporting counselling and other services for victims.

The rape of Dhaka : 1971, Numbers : 200,000 (Official) - 400,000:

This is one of the most shameful war crimes in the history of humanity perpetrated by the Pakistani army (supported by the Razakars) during the Bangladesh liberation war of 1971. During the war, a fatwa in Pakistan declared that the Bengali 'freedom fighters' were Hindus and that their women could be taken as the booty of war ('gonimoter maal').

The total number of rapes is estimated to be between 200,000 to 400,000 during a nine month period. Some descriptions present an unbelievably gory picture of the massacre. Victims aged 8 to 75 were also kidnapped and held in special camps where they were repeatedly assaulted. According to some reports, the soldiers at one point used their bayonets to rape women.

The Pakistani army also raped Bengali males. The men, when passing through a checkpoint, would be ordered to prove they were circumcised, and this is where the rapes usually happened.

The Rape of Nanking : 1937 - 20,000–80,000:

*(Some estimates go as high as 100,000) The International Military Tribunal for the far East suggests the figure to be 20,000.

This happened during a six week period in the Sino-Japanese war. A large portion of these rapes were systematized in a process in which soldiers would go from door to door, searching for girls, with many women being captured and gang raped. The women were often killed immediately after being raped, often through explicit mutilation[50] or by penetrating vaginas with bayonets, long sticks of bamboo, or other objects. Young children were not exempt from these atrocities and were cut open to allow Japanese soldiers to rape them.

The Rwandan Genocide : 1994 - 500,000

This happened over the course of 100 days. During the 1994 genocide, Rwandan women were subjected to sexual violence on a massive scale, perpetrated by members of the infamous Hutu militia groups known as the Interahamwe, by other civilians, and by soldiers of the Rwandan Armed Forces (Forces Armées Rwandaises, FAR), including the Presidential Guard. Administrative, military and political leaders at the national and local levels, as well as heads of militia, directed or encouraged both the killings and sexual violence to further their political goal: the destruction of the Tutsi as a group. This gave rise to the coinage of the term “Genocidal rape”.

During the conflict Hutu extremists released hundreds of patients from hospitals, who were suffering from AIDS, and formed them into "rape squads". The intent was to infect and cause a "slow, inexorable death". Survivors have testified that the transmission of the HIV virus was a deliberate act by talking about how the men, before they raped them, would say that they were not going to kill them directly but rather give them a slow death from AIDS. Two-thirds of a sample of 1,200 Rwandan genocide widows tested positive for HIV, and the infection rates in rural areas more than doubled after the genocide.

Extreme cruel gang rapes:

The torture, mutilation, gang rape and murder Of Junko Furuta, 1988:

Furuta, a few days after turning 17, was kidnapped by four young adults on November 12, 1988, who then kept her captive in a house owned by one of the culprits, in Adachi, Tokyo.

The four men, post-rape, tortured Furuta for the following 44 days, until she succumbed to death. According to the statements of her assailants at their trials, Furuta was raped over 400 times, beaten, penetrated with foreign objects including an iron rod and light-bulb, made to her drink her own urine, fed with cockroaches, and burned with cigarette ends. The assailants had also inserted fireworks into her genitals and set them off, burnt out her genitals with clitoris and eyelids and cut her nipple out with pliers.On the 44th day, Furuta was doused with lighter fluid and set alight, the final torture that claimed her life.

The Delhi Bus Rape,2012, Jyoti Sing gang rape and murder case:

India and the world were horrified over the gang rape and sexual torture (they pulled out parts of her guts through her genitals) of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in December 2012. According to a report by CNN, she was accompanied by a male friend who was beaten and left unable to help her as six men including the driver attacked her.

He told reporters that the men beat his friend and used an iron bar in the sexual assault. They drove the couple through the city for nearly two hours before finally dropping them off beneath an overpass. The man suffered a broken leg and could not stand. It was about 25 minutes before they were finally able to get help. The young woman died two weeks later from internal injuries.

Now, the fate of those accused of this crime dangles in the eyes of the world with several calling for the death penalty. According to a New York Times article, “In a rush of emotion, the Indian government amended the criminal code so that the death penalty could be applied in particularly brutal cases of rape.” The sentencing in this case will test the judicial system of India, which has only passed the death sentence down to three people in nine years.
4 men were hanged in 2020, one man made suicide and the so called juvenile, the most evil culprit is after only 3 years prison free and works as cook under a new name in South-India. I hope he gets the life and the death he deserves.

Ukrainian woman raped by three monsters, the gang rape case Oksana Makar, 2012:

Oksana Makar, an 18-year-old Ukrainian, was raped March 8, 2012 by three men. After sexually assaulting her, the men attempted to strangle her and then set her body on fire. She was found by a construction site alive and still alright. Makar later died from the injuries she sustained. She lost her legs and one arm.

According to the BBC, Local authorities caught the three men involved, however two of the three, who were well connected in the area, were released with no charges. After a national outcry, the two released men were re-arrested and charged with premeditated rape and murder.

2013 Kamduni gang rape and murder case, Shipra Gosh:

The case is being investigated by the CID, West Bengal. On 16 June, the CID officers took the eight accused to Kamduni to reconstruct the incident amid tight security by the police and Indian Reserve Battalion. For 45 minutes, the accused recounted how they had gang raped and then murdered the victim, throwing her body over the boundary wall afterwards. Even fifteen days after the incident, no charge sheet was filed. On 22 June, Ansar Ali was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days. The accused and State Govt. want the legal proceedings shifted from Barasat court.

On 7 June 2013, a 20-year-old college student was abducted, gang-raped and murdered in Kamduni village, near Barasat, North 24 Parganas district about 20 km from Kolkata. The victim, a second year BA student of Derozio College, was walking home along the Kamduni BDO Office Road in the afternoon, when she was abducted and taken inside a factory where she was gang-raped by eight men. After raping her, the perpetrators tore apart her legs up to the navel, slit her throat and dumped her body into a nearby field.
The residents of Kamduni caught hold of Ansar Ali, the prime accused, and handed him over to the police. After interrogation, he confessed to have committed the crime along with four others. Five persons were named in the FIR. Based on that, the district police arrested three persons in the early hours of 8 June.
But in our world men and their dicks made the rules, don't be silly enough as a female human to think on justice!

books about:

Fraternity Gang Rape: Sex, Brotherhood, and Privilege on Campus /Peggy Reeves Sanday (Autor)
This widely acclaimed and meticulously documented volume illustrates, in painstaking and disturbing detail, the nature of fraternity gang rape. Drawing on interviews with both victims and fraternity members, Peggy Reeves Sanday reconstructs daily life in the fraternity, highlighting the role played by pornography, male bonding, and degrading, often grotesque, initiation and hazing rituals.

In a substantial new introduction and afterword, Sanday updates the incidences of fraternity gang rape on college campuses today, highlighting such recent cases as that of Duke University and others in the headlines. Sanday also explores the nature of hazing at sororities on campus and how Greek life in general contributes to a culture which promotes the exploitation and sexual degradation of women on campus. More broadly, Sanday examines the nature of campus life today and the possibility of creating a rape-free campus culture.

The Accuser: The True Story of the Big Dan's Gang Rape Victim / Karen Curtis (Autor)
Cheryl Ann Araujo is The Accuser. In 1983, she was victimized by men, the judicial system, the Government, the media, and the Portuguese mob because she stood up against them all in the Big Dan's rape trial in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

In 1988, Jodie Foster portrayed a character loosely based on Cheryl Araujo in the Hollywood movie The Accused for which she won an Academy Award. Foster's character was gang raped on a pinball machine, rather than a pool table.

But, by the time the movie was released Cheryl was already dead. After the rape trials, she was run out of Massachusetts due to death threats and in 1986, died in a single-car accident in South Florida. Her two young daughters were with her in the car and survived. They recall what happened that fateful day in this book.

This is the true story about what the government and Hollywood do not want you to know regarding one young woman's fight as an accuser to tell her true story to a jury and to the world without being "victim blamed." Cheryl was one of the first accusers to face a camera in the courtroom shaping the way the media and judicial system covers rape trials today. Her grueling experience also planted the first seeds of today's burgeoning #MeToo movement.

The book contains never before published information, interviews, and photographs about the life and death of Cheryl Araujo, one of the most tragic accusers and heroines in American history.

Slavery Inc: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking /Lydia Cacho (Autor)
Illegal, inhuman, and impervious to recession, there is one trade that continues to thrive, just out of sight. The international sex trade criss-crosses the entire globe, a sinister network made up of criminal masterminds, local handlers, corrupt policemen, willfully blind politicians, eager consumers, and countless hapless women and children. In this ground-breaking work of investigative reporting, the celebrated journalist Lydia Cacho follows the trail of the traffickers and their victims from Mexico to Turkey, Thailand to Iraq, Georgia to the UK, to expose the trade's hidden links with the tourist industry, internet pornography, drugs and arms smuggling, the selling of body organs, money laundering, and even terrorism.

This is an underground economy in which a sex slave can be bought for the price of a gun, but Cacho's powerful first-person interviews with mafiosi, pimps, prostitutes, and those who managed to escape from captivity makes it impossible to ignore the terrible human cost of this lucrative exchange.

Shocking and sobering, Slavery Inc, is an exceptional book, both for the colossal scope of its enquiry, and for the tenacious bravery with which Cacho pursues the truth.

Crimes Unspoken: The Rape of German Women at the End of the Second World War / Miriam Gebhardt (Autor)
The soldiers who occupied Germany after the Second World War were not only liberators: they also brought with them a new threat, as women throughout the country became victims of sexual violence. In this disturbing and carefully researched book, the historian Miriam Gebhardt reveals for the first time the scale of this human tragedy, which continued long after the hostilities had ended.

Discussion in recent years of the rape of German women committed at the end of the war has focused almost exclusively on the crimes committed by Soviet soldiers, but Gebhardt shows that this picture is misleading. Crimes were committed as much by the Western Allies – American, French and British – as by the members of the Red Army. Nor was the suffering limited to the immediate aftermath of the war. Gebhardt powerfully recounts how raped women continued to be the victims of doctors, who arbitrarily granted or refused abortions, welfare workers, who put pregnant women in homes, and wider society, which even today prefers to ignore these crimes.

Crimes Unspoken is the first historical account to expose the true extent of sexual violence in Germany at the end of the war, offering valuable new insight into a key period of 20th century history.

Sexual Enslavement of Girls and Women Worldwide/Andrea Parrot (Autor)
In this book, Parrot and Cummings outline the scope and growth of the sex slave market today and explain the history with various elements - including economic, political, cultural, and religious - that make this trade difficult to fully expose, quell, combat, and shut down. We hear from girls and women around the world describing how sexual enslavement has tortured them physically, emotionally, and spiritually, whether they suffer at the hands of prison guards in Turkey, criminals in Washington, or buyers dealing with parents who sell their daughters for the sex slave trade in Greece, Belgium, or France. The authors also describe national and international efforts and legislation passed or in design to stop sex slavery. Successful countries and regions are spotlighted. Then Parrot and Cummings point out actions still needed to stop the sex slavery trade.

Female Mutilation: The Truth Behind the Horrifying Global Practice of Female Genital Mutilation / Hilary Burrage (Author)
The numbers of girls and women affected around the world are staggering. Death is not an uncommon outcome. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or complete removal of the external female genitals for cultural rather than medical or religious reasons―its origin is unknown. Practitioners believe the procedure enhances the girl’s health, hygiene, chastity, fertility and marriage prospects―the truth is it obliterates sexual pleasure, causes severe health problems and is sometimes fatal. This book covers this controversial cultural practice that is taking place around the world including in Western countries where it is illegal. Read the harrowing stories of women who have been genitally mutilated, their accounts of survival and their determination to end this injustice.
The statistics say that at the moment about 200 millions of girls have undergone FGM, the most evil male crime on earth!

Ijeoma: A Mother's Journey to Save Her Daughters/ Richard Sacks (Author)
Ijeoma: A Mother s Journey to Save Her Daughters focuses on eighteen-year-old Ijeoma, who is forced to undergo the ruthless act of tribal cutting as a condition of marriage to an abusive man who threatens the same on his daughters. Ijeoma, inspired by true events, follows Ijeoma as she leaves her Nigerian village for New York, vowing that what was forced on her will not happen to her children. But her plans are stalled after she is arrested and detained, awaiting a deportation that could send her and her daughters back across the ocean to a fate that is too horrific to bear.

Ijeoma is a fast-paced profile into courage, a story that allows the reader a rare glimpse into the agony of the act of cutting endured by the women of Ijeoma's African village. It's the story of will and determination in the face of overwhelming adversity as she fights both her husband and the courts to save her daughters.
Female Genital Mutilation: The Horror, The Suffering, and The Pain:
Imagine being a woman, and being told that in certain parts of the world, to prove your ‘purity’ you would need to cut off your clitoris, labia, and other genital organs? Your tradition and religion demand it too, and you would probably have to do it when you were an infant. Sounds barbaric, abhorrent, and revolting? It is. But unfortunately for over 200 million women across 30-odd countries, this is the reality, a daily nightmare. These are the women who have been victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
World Health Organisation (WHO) describes FGM as a surgical procedure involving alteration, damage, or removal of the female genitalia either partially or fully for non-medical purposes. There are few, if any, benefits arising out of FGM. Rather, it poses a plethora of risks including urinary and sexual problems, formation of cysts, excessive bleeding, and infections. And that is not including the psychological problems that come along with removal of genitalia. All of which underscore the extremely harmful nature of FGM. However, instances of FGM are of pandemic proportions across Africa, Middle East, and partly in Asia, with victims sometimes being girls as young as 3 years old. Estimates suggest that FGM annually poses a threat to three million girls.
The United Nations (UN) has attempted to fight off all the factors which contribute to FGM. The UN, in its 23rd Special Session had issued a report, ‘Women 2000: gender equality, development, and peace for the 21st century’ which prescribed roadmaps to combat all forms of gender discrimination including those on grounds of health of women. Considering the fact that FGM is deemed to be a part of custom, the UNGA in a 2002 resolution highlighted the dangers posed to women by customary practices, specifically, FGM and later on via a 2012 resolution, called for elimination of FGM. Since religion is often used to justify FGM, we find that the Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief prohibits usage of religious customs which are harmful to children. In the latest developments, the UN sponsored Sustainable Development Goal, which came into effect in 2015, aimed to eradicate the practice of FGM, along with the other controversial customs as child marriage by the year 2030.
The pervert of FGM is that it has only been done around the world for about 4000 years, so that adult men through child marriages and forced marriages can sexually exploit, torture, rape, and kill children and girls in a slow, sadistic manner, a kind of approved feminicide in patriarchal ones Societies worldwide and all countries are patriarchal, whether we like to hear it or not. As a woman, I find it sad that for us, female beings on this planet, the worst danger comes from the people that some god has supposedly given us as companions, men.
If it were possible, female beings would very much like to live without men and worldwide. I have not met a woman in 65 years of age who does not agree with this.

The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm / Anne Koedt (Author)
FGM, child marriages, sadistic pornography are the sources of the myth of horny women and girls and vaginal orgasm. But that is a big men's lie to enslave women and girls.
It is the clitoris which is the center of sexual sensitivity and which is the female equivalent of the penis. But the clitoris is not interesting for men worldwide only intercourse, with consent or without consent. What a mad world?Although it is impossible to have a clitoral orgasm, women cannot orgasm without stimulation of the clitoris.
There is no such thing as a vaginal orgasm, a clitoral orgasm or even a G-spot!
G-spot/vaginal/clitoral orgasm, vaginally activated orgasm, and clitorally activated orgasm, are incorrect terms!
That means mostly all women and girls on this planet have bad sex with men since manhood exists. That is the reason of the sexual enslavement and the sexual terror connected with sexual femicide worldwide. Females can have a good life, so I must say it now, but without men. The worldwide facts are speaking for that, I must not explain everything!

Thanks for adding your voice.

Aaron Campbell
1 year ago
Change is needed within the culture

Thanks for adding your voice.

Anastaysa Batkilin
1 year ago
This is disgustinggggg I can’t believe some of the people are it believing those poor girls..to think I wanted to go to that school...disgusting

Thanks for adding your voice.

Virginie Voyer
1 year ago
This isn’t acceptable behaviour and it needs to stop

Thanks for adding your voice.

1 year ago
cest degeulasse

Thanks for adding your voice.

Sarah Valliere
1 year ago
sarah valliere

Thanks for adding your voice.

Maggie Plescia
1 year ago
I’m signing this petition because I don’t want anyone getting raped or gang bang raped. It is not right for women and men and others to go through this. Make it stop.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Leslie Rogers
1 year ago
Everyone should feel safe at school and our athletics department should be something to be proud of not ashamed of.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Madison Grandemange
1 year ago
Signing a petition won't end rape culture, but it's a start. This needs to be talked about.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Sarooka Seevaratnam
1 year ago