Monday, February 16, 2009

Sodomy and Control

Digby over at Hullabaloo comments on new reports and testimony coming out about the frequent use of sodomy (anal rape) and sexual humiliation as a means of controlling prisoners in Guantanamo and other detention camps run by the US government for terrorism suspects.
Organizations like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have long complained about the high rates of sexual assault in US prisons.   These organizations allege that US prison systems use rape as a money-saving way to keep order among prison populations.  Some of the worst police brutality cases in New York, most famously Abner Louima, involved some kind of anal rape.

I wonder sometimes if something has snapped in the psyche of American males.  I hear straight boys calling each other "bitch" all the time these days.

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