See how this goes... Table didn't get transferred but... fun :D. Short, Short snid-bit of the world of crazy.
War and its trifling deeds of malevolence ushers in all the fears and miscommunication of the hatred built up over generations. Like a climactic moment it grips the earth in a great conflict of misunderstanding. These brief strikes of lightning emanate like ripples to a pool through very heart of human history; war a damned thing. The terrible affects on women of all wars has been at the loss of position and authority within society. Wars affects on women post and during wartime has had huge implications on fertility, sexual abuse, and the loss of female leadership. Analyzing the mental instability is a daunting task but, self justifications of these behaviors seem to continue to exist or permeate through our society.
For instance, sexual abuse has left a stain from all wars creating masses of women as sexually abused. The earliest written accounts of men raping women are that of Ancient Greece of knights, Soldiers and Pilgrims raping women. (Hynes, 2004) A more recent account would be that of the ruthless industrial farming of sexual abuse, sickening to the very core of human thought. That such a dictation of belief or thought can encourage a large quantity of people to submit to insane ideals; continues to survive through to today. An example.
“An estimated 200,000 girls and
young women were abducted by Japanese soldiers
during the 1930s and World War II to serve as sexual
slaves to the Japanese Imperial Army in euphemistically
named “comfort stations.” Records indicate that
Japanese military sought girls and young women who
were virgins so as not to infect their men. Eighty
percent were Korean, and the remaining were
Chinese, Philippine, Indonesian, and Dutch girls and
women. Described by the Japanese as “war supplies,”
they were raped, their breasts were sliced off with
swords, and they suffered crude surgery in which
sexual organs were cut out to make them continuously
available without pregnancy. At the war’s end, women
were executed or made to commit suicide; some were
killed in caves and locked in submarines. Less than
10% survived.” (Hynes, 2004)
This paraphrase is so striking in its detail; it angers an individual to the grave injustices done onto women. The impacts of war on women have been largely at reducing female leadership and power within their societies and making them into subservient sexual slaves to a patriarchal type rule. The devastating effects of war can been seen in recorded history from the 1500’s and on. (Hynes, 2004) Since then on average 50-60% (Hynes, 2004) of civilians typically die and at least half of the numbers are women. This excludes the detrimental post affects of war from sexual abuse and torture. Such as, women committing suicide or famines that would take their lives from war. More devastating degree is that of rituals inclusive to being a widow. Such as taking one’s life if their husband had died or having all possessions removed and even rights and status terminated as another note to war. (Class notes: Richelle; Presentation) War and its psychological abuse on society and women is something that needs to be curtailed. If anything war weakens the position of women in a society constantly. Subsequently changes the fertility of society into industrial mechanic of cycles.
Fertility affected by war is generally a population boom afterwards. However after the Second World War and Korean conflicts, China, South Korea and India, had a huge female to male ratio discrepancy. (Shuzhuo, 1999) This in turn led to limited spousal availability, marriage payments and poor treatment of women, combined with these countries having the highest female mortality rates; it led largely to greater female disadvantages. (Shuzhuo, 1999) These ideals stem typically from a patrilocal kinship system based on a clan system. (Shuzhuo, 1999) The rights of the females married were transferred to the husband. Through the 1980’s fertility was further impacted substantially by the spread of sex selective technology. (Shuzhuo, 1999) Where biased behavior is used to select the more preferred gender of a culture, such as male in Asian countries has further impacted the rights of women. Wars continue to play a huge role in the availability of spouses and fertility after and during war. (Kwon, 1977) (p144) Discrimination against girls since the mid-1980s has added to the effect of fertility decline, such that there were nearly 25 per cent more males in 1980 than females. (Graph) The shrinking cohort size of available female spouses has lead to importing women from elsewhere. The worst female shortfall will occur in the next decade, as that is the general pattern in the figure described. Refer to Tables for information regarding stats on male to female ratio. (Shuzhuo, 1999). The constant female shortfalls have undermined women rights in Asian countries and have the effect of making women into articles of purchase. The rise of immorality and societal dysfunction and decay has rocketed into modern society from the accounts of war and sexual discrimination.
With more men than women in such a large quantity, sexual abuse and deviancy is at an all time high. Do not think it is only limited to the Asian cultures. “The statement from the Taguba Report concerning MP guards having sex with a female detainee is as far as US officials are willing to admitting that actual rape of Iraqi women took place at Abu Ghraib. If America admits to the accounts of rape, then the reputation of America in its heroic fancy of rescuing and civilizing Iraq would be shattered. (Robin L. Riley, 2008, p. 190)” The Author’s of Confronting US Imperialism deepens their relation of observation that not only did America’s military might penetrate and control the land and resources of Iraq. It literally took control of the men and women civilians and subjected them to a variety of sexual tortures. Exposing this strips the moral foundation of what America was attempting to do. (Robin L. Riley, 2008, p. 190) Including the fashion of American Colonial dominance, leaving their naked carnage of corpses strewn along the land as a reminder to the captured inhabitants of Iraq, that liberation in the form of conquest is a lie. How long do we allow our civility of parliament to forgo our accountability of our own military powers and allies?
“We have, I think, witnessed the conceptual and material violence of this practice in the United States's war against Iraq, in which the Arab "other" is understood to be radically "outside" the universal structures of reason and democracy and, hence, calls to be brought forcibly within. Significantly, the US had to abrogate the democratic principles of political sovereignty and free speech, among others, to effect this forcible return of Iraq to the "democratic" fold, and this violent move reveals, among other things, that such notions of universality are installed through the abrogation of the very universal principles to be implemented.” (Butler, 1990, p. 7)
Do we really instill the values of liberation and democracy, or do we pave the way to hell with good intentions? The right of voice in madness has clarity unto its own and sets its limits and justifications of those actions onto itself. Any rational appeal from outside is not taken as an ideal worth pursuing or questioning. In other words a world gone mad in all accounts of war has not a rational thought to understand its actions, or petty justifications.
War a great lie perpetuated on humanity. Sure everyone jumps on board and engrosses themselves in the carnage. Defending what? Principles of what? Largely war is the general practice of industrialization of the human mind against nature and thought, to the submission of strange ideals, of mass murder. Generally it’s the submission of women and the loss of their rights which ends up happening during actual war. The Crazy blohearts of females or males accept war as a positive light before it begins. Even supporting the need of such an atrocity. Upon the poor, upon the rich they care not, for they are blind and seek but blood. If their side loses… seems not much a retort or objective to claim it was needed, but the faint whispers of mercy of the gasping child like mind riddled with holes, fading from reality. To the tortured and abused females that commits suicide. Death… if ever a mask of misery… surely to some it is like a fortune that did not come quick enough. If ever a hell is to be created, we do it unto ourselves over and over again. War.. its time to stop it.
Butler, J. (1990). Contingent Foundations: Feminism and the Question of "Postmoderism". Philadelphia: Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium.
Hynes, H. (2004). On the battlefield of women's bodies: An overiew of the harm of war to women. Bonston, MA: Elsevier.
Kwon, T.-H. (1977). Demography of Korea:Population Change and Its COmpenents 1925-66. Seoul: National University Press.
Robin L. Riley, C. T. (2008). Feminism and War. London, New York: St Martins Press.
Shuzhuo, M. D. (1999). Effects of War, famine and Fertility Decline. Oxford: Blackwell.