Angelina Jolie has appealed to the United Nations Security Council to try and stop sexual violence in war zones. The actress, who is also a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations, told members it was “their responsibility” to act. She said: “Rape is a tool of war. It is an act of aggression and a crime against humanity.”
"It is inflicted intentionally to destroy the woman, the family and the community. It ruins lives and fuels conflict.
The United Nations charter is clear. You, the Security Council, have primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.”
After Angelina spoke, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution recognising that rape can exacerbate conflicts and delay peace. (Report by Sarah Johnston).
Angelina Jolie urges UN to end rape in war zones
Men develop a strong loyalty to violence. Men must come to terms with violence because it is the prime component of male identity. Institutionalized in sports, the military, acculturated sexuality, the history and mythology of heroism, it is taught to boys until they become its advocates - men, not women. Men become advocates of that which they most fear. In mastery of fear they experience freedom. Men transform their fear of male violence into a metaphysical commitment to male violence. Violence itself becomes the central definition of any experience that is profound and significant.
re: centuries of systemic racism where people of color are referred to as subhuman/animals and are brutally killed without questions being asked.
Ask yourself why you can’t look at animals being killed but you can watch a documentary on the holocaust/rwanda genocide/history of black slavery in the americas with your eyes wide open.
IN response to everyone that is circulating this post:
There was a notable Holocaust survivor, Alex Hershaft, now an author and philanthropist, who he, HIMSELF, as a survivor compared the holocaust to the systematic animal slaughter we commit today. He made the connection, it was part of his experience, and his continuation of his life. Now he devotes his entire life to stop the way we treat animals. Dont deny him his experience, his agency, this connection that he found, that is very real to him, and many people can relate to it. You have a right to find it offensive, but dont deny this survivor his voice.
Kentucky is the only state in the South to build its own insurance exchange and also expand Medicaid — two elements of the health care law that are critical to its aim of insuring millions of Americans. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear ordered Kynect’s creation without legislative action, circumventing any roadblocks from the state’s Republican Senate. Opponents and tea partiers tried but failed to pass a law barring the move and also sued, unsuccessfully, in federal court.
Providing the Bluegrass State’s 640,000 uninsured residents with coverage is a moral obligation, Beshear told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a September interview. He also saw implementing the law as something the state couldn’t afford not to do. Expanding Medicaid alone is expected to produce $15.6 billion in economic impact and create nearly 17,000 new jobs for the state, according to an independent study by the University of Louisville.