Turkish, ‘Free’ Syrian Army invaders impose headscarves on women

This 31 January 2018 video about Syria is called Dr. Mihemed: Most of the Afrin victims are women and children.

The invasion by the Erdogan regime in Turkey of Afrin in northern Syria is not only a violation of international law rules against aggressive war, established at the post-World War II Nuremberg trials of German nazis. Not only does the Erdogan regime violate the human rights of many Turkish people, arrested for being pro-peace. Not only do the Turkish invaders and their ‘Free’ Syrian Army puppets injure and kill many civilians, including with poison gas according to this report.

Today, we hear that in parts of Afrin occupied by the invaders Syrian women are forced to wear headscarves. Just like banning women who themselves want to wear headscarves from doing so is abject despotism, forcing women to wear headscarves is abject despotism as well.

The Erdogan regime, a member of the NATO military alliance, fights its bloody war in Afrin with weapons from Britain, Germany and other NATO countries. Will Erdogan’s NATO allies object to this violation of women’s rights? Don’t hold your breath.

Turkey’s new dirty war. When the AKP lost its majority in the June 2015 election, President Erdoğan tried to discredit the successful HDP, and win nationalist votes, by declaring war on Turkeys Kurds and ending the peace process with the PKK: here.


Shoot women in their vaginas, Philippines president says

This video from the USA says about itself:

Duterte To Female Rebels: We Will Shoot Your Vagina

13 February 2018

Pliant servant of the capitalist US empire Rodrigo Duterte is threatening to shoot *communist* rebels in their vaginas, which is why the Pentagon and their corporate media lackeys don’t spend hours a day fantasizing about overthrowing his government. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.

“President Rodrigo Duterte has been branded a misogynist and “macho-fascist” after he ordered soldiers to shoot female communist rebels in the vagina.

In a speech to over 200 former communist soldiers in Malacañang last week, the Philippines president gave a directive of what to do with female guerrilla fighters. “‘There’s a new order coming from the mayor, ‘We will not kill you. We will just shoot you in the vagina’”, said Duterte. He went on to say that without their vaginas, women would be “useless”.

Duterte mentioned the Visayan word “bisong”, meaning vagina, repeatedly throughout the speech, although it was later censored from an official Palace transcript, replaced simply with a dash. However, the remarks were recorded as having drawn laughter from the audience.

The crude orders drew anger from human rights organisations and women’s groups in the region. “It is just the latest in a series of misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statements he has made about women”, said Carlos H Conde, the Philippines researcher for Human Rights Watch.”

Read more here.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Duterte urges soldiers to shoot women in the vagina

HUMAN rights activists in the Philippines have condemned President Rodrigo Duterte for urging soldiers to shoot women in the vagina to render them “useless.”

Mr Duterte made the comments to 200 former Maoist rebels in Malacanang last week, saying of female Maoist fighters: “Tell the soldiers: ‘There’s a new order coming from the mayor [Mr Duterte]. We will not kill you. We will just shoot you in the vagina’.”

The government later censored the official transcript to remove the Visayan word for vagina.

Campaign group Karapatan said yesterday that Mr Duterte had “distinguished himself as a frothing-in-the-mouth fascist who incites the worst violations of international humanitarian law.”

House of Representatives member Emmi de Jesus said his words furthered “impunity” and took “state terrorism against women and the people to a whole new level.”

During his election campaign in 2016, Mr Duterte “joked” about a 1989 prison riot in which an Australian missionary was raped and murdered, saying that he should have been the first to rape her.

“I was angry because … the mayor [Mr Duterte] should have been first.”

Mr Duterte has already offered bounties for the deaths of communists — “No need to bring me the body, bring me the head, put it in a styrofoam,” he recently declared: here.

Nazi German Holocaust sexual abuse

This video says about itself:

Sex slavery in the nazi camps

25 February 2011

Women in nazi camps.

From the Forward in the USA:

It’s Time For A Holocaust #MeToo Reckoning

Marisa Fox-Bevilacqua

February 5, 2018

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Over the past few months, more and more women have been opening up about horrible stories of sexual harassment, assault, and abuse. The #MeToo movement is a long overdue corrective to our culture. And yet the stories of one group of women have yet to crest into the mainstream and get the recognition they deserve: Holocaust survivors.

Holocaust museums, educational institutions and film archives are full of robust programs. But the stories of survivors who experienced sexual abuse are treated as taboo, or of secondary importance. They are never part of a museum’s permanent exhibition. And yet, we are becoming increasingly aware that sexual violence, whether through experiments, terror, coercion, rape or routine practices meant to humiliate and defile, was rampant during the Holocaust.

The reasons these stories remain hidden are complex. But one can’t ignore the simple fact that few women survivors have shared them.

My own mother denied being a Holocaust survivor. Her identity was forged through her experiences as a “freedom fighter” in the Israeli underground and army. Those were the stories she told me, the stories she was proud of.

And it’s no small wonder. What would she have gained by telling me she and five thousand other mainly teenage Jewish girls from Upper Silesia were trafficked as Nazi slaves to a remote town in Sudetenland, where they were imprisoned for over four years?