I was watching a ‘Big Ideas’ episode on child soldiers and one of the guest speakers mentioned that a member of an organization for female victims of war rape in the Congo said, ‘if it happened to men it would have been ended years ago.’
If it happened to men, it would have ended years ago.
Here are those stats again on rape in the Congo.
Not only are men being raped but NGOs are covering up the atrocity for fear of losing funding for female victims of war rape.
So if all war rape was happening to men, the quoted woman is absolutely right.
She’s right because it wouldn’t have been called an atrocity, no one would be bringing light to it, no one would care, no one would help. So, effectively, it would not exist.
Except for the men being raped, of course.