Tuesday, October 9, 2007

HW 18: Horrific Rape Epidsodes In Congo

My least favorite blog, which I read this week, is called “Hearts of Darkness.” It was published in the blog of Jezebel on Monday, October 8. This blog was about horrific events, which are occurring in Congo. The blog post was extremely powerful and disturbing to read, it made my stomach turn. My heart breaks when I read awful stories such as this one. The blog addresses the unbelievable issue of children, as young as three-years-old being raped. The blog not only explains that these children are suffering the act of rape but they are being brutally and unmercifully raped. It is stated that “Many have been so sadistically attacked from the inside out, butchered by bayonets and assaulted with chunks of wood, that their reproductive and digestive systems are beyond repair.” This kind of torture is absolutely disgusting. I cannot imagine what kind of person would do this to an innocent child. It is devastating to think about the immense torture, which these young children have endured. Although we may never be able to understand the reason for these pitiful acts, it is the responsibility of us around the world that are capable of providing help to follow through with our efforts. The world will only become a better and safer place if we actually pursue our intentions of helping to save these poor and unfortunate children. This is an issue, which should not be put to the side, it needs to be dealt with immediately.

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