The old testament is full misogyny and polygamy going right back to abraham and even adam. Most of the real sick shit that justifies rape and sexual enslavement comes from the Jewish stories of the old testament. The first female rabbi was not ordained until 1972 and orthodox temples still won't allow it. The Muslims actually claim spiritual reverence for woman as well. It's just bullshit to justify further disenfranchisement. All religions except Buddhism disenfranchise the female clergy as a rule of thumb. They are ancient backwaters of ignorance that have outlived their usefulness.
Another difference was Smith was finally checked out by a doctor and was let go, Lara was kept in the hospital for 4-days from her injuries from her merciless, brutal attack. Lara was assaulted with a more sustain sexual torment.
Yes. Actually...the 4-days say MUCH. I mean, really, really, really much. Lara did not get ANY bones broken. She was not cut into a vital area (abdomen, chest, spine)
And still 4 days. That means she sustained many injuries in the more intimate areas and that corresponds with the theory that it went beyond "hands" only.
3 times more likely to suffer from depression
6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder
13 times more likely to abuse alcohol
26 times more likely to abuse drugs
4 times more likely to contemplate suicide
Pretty good predictions, especially with the PTSD. I wonder if Lara abuses drugs and alcohol to get over her assault?
It was clarified by her herself that she already suffers from CHRONIC PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). This is a GIVEN.
There may also be with almost certainty phases of depression associated with the PTSD and the acknowledgement that she cannot work overseas anymore like she did before.
I do not think she seriously entertains suicide. She is a strong person and she is well embedded in a network of friends and colleagues. And she knows that would be what the bastards of attackers wanted all along. She wont give them the satisfaction!
Alcohol and drugs: That woman is a workaholic. Her drugs are her work and her young babies. And when she gets weak i hope one of her family members or friends step in and prevent it from happening again.
As I see it, posting anonymously is not the problem; in fact, it can be a beneficial way of allowing people to feel safe or comfortable enough to express themselves. The issue is implementing standards (something easier blogged about than done) on blogs themselves standards enforced not only by editors, but also shared by those within a commenting community. In the meantime, I have no qualms about anonymous commenting. Your opinion, in this small slice of online real estate, is you identity. You are that Bieber fan, you are your political party, you are your undying love of Phish. Its what you say with that identity, rather than the identity itself, that makes or break a comment thread.
This is exactly what THIS board is about. Without moderators we engage in a debate or discussions surrounding all the elements of Logans assault and the aftermath. All of us are anonymous but that does not mean we have no standards! That does not mean we are all bastards! We can and should discipline ourselves when talking about this stuff!
Smith was lucky some people stepped in to help her unlike with Lara I think also that Lara's attacked happend when most of the good people had retreated to their homes so she would have had no help and with the current amount of attacks many have reported some men trying to encircle the women to keep them safe similar to smith's attack but its a numbers game for them now but with help where it was a numbers game with Lara but no help
well...FANTASY is one thing. I mean we all have our fantasies. But the important bit is when it crosses into the realm of actual deed and consequences. I know you have your fantasies about Lara, i can read between the lines. But that does not mean you are necessarily evil or doing something wrong. But if you would put that into action - and i view your line "mob of cowards" as evidence that you personally would not - than that would be wrong and shitty. Actually fantasies do not activate a deed immediately. That is just a wrong assumption. Though i believe that Laras looks played a certain role I do think that the attack itself was aimed at different goals (look above to Masked Truths Theory)
While it is 100% understandible when people do these things in responce to the stress she endured, some amazing souls are able to transcend it... Look up Dr. Shazia Khalid, Muhtaran Mai, just to start... Then, many of us here might give you long lists of people whom they know personally that HAD BEEN AFFECTED by PTSD, but for whom substance abuse was not a particular block they stumbled over.
Incidentally, I doubt that Ms. Logan had developed a problem with substance abuse. But you never know, and, as far as I am concerned, my respect for her would have not dwindled an iota as a result of it.... Think of it as "unconditional respect." Some people have earned sooooo much of my respect that where they stumble does not matter... I kind of know that if they stumbled there.... i would have for sure...
Posted 7/3/2012 6:56 pm
Ok, SJ, you knew I would respond to this one, if I saw it, did you not? :) Well, I do think that given your profession (didn't you post somewhere here that you are a history teacher?), and your high professional standards, which I really think you believe in -- it is important that I educate you a little bit on the topic. Feel free to ask challenging questions: if the worst comes to worst, and I do not know the answer, I will just say so. If I forget to give you a sourse for my claim, just remind me, please. Deal? Ok. So, lets start....