i was trying to find the quote for twat so looked up rape on wikipedia, thinking it might be in the ‘history of’.
i skimmed through it and then started back from the beginning. it’s an interesting article.
did you know that “in ancient history rape was viewed less as a type of assault on the female, than a serious property crime against the man to whom she belonged“? or that in fourteenth century england the “victim of rape might be expected to gouge out the eyes and/or sever the offender’s testicles herself“? or that in the us, a woman is more likely to be raped by the man she is dating, and a man is more likely to be raped by his ex-girlfriend?
anyway, the reason for this post was that i got to the bit about ‘rape in war’ and came across two words i’ve never seen together: “enforced sterilisation“.
[edit – and make sure you look at the full size version of the ‘bulgarian martyresses’ on the rape article.]