By Gary Paulsen
A tender urban boy is distributed to spend the summer season on his aunt and uncle's farm. notwithstanding he has lived many areas through the years, he hasn't ever skilled whatever like farm lifestyles . . . and he hasn't ever met anyone like Harris, his daredevil of a cousin. If the 2 of them can live on wrestling three-hundred-pound pigs and mouse-hunting with toothless previous Louie's fire-spitting puppy lynx--which, not like his grasp, has plenty of teeth--they simply could make it during the summer!
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Php, accessed February 26, 2009. See also Kelly D. Askin and Dorean M. , Women and International Human Rights Law (Ardsley, NY: Transnational, 1999). htm, accessed February 26, 2009. See also Human Rights Watch on the lack of a consistent and comprehensive approach to rape at the ICTR in “We’ll Kill You If You Cry: Sexual Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict,” Human Rights Watch Report 15, no. 1 (January 2003): 59. 3 In other recent conflicts on the African continent, widespread abduction, rape, sexual enslavement, and captivity of young women has been publicized, but it is unclear how, whether, and where this violence will be addressed.
5 Rape and abusive sexual treatment are grave criminal acts, among the grossest violations of human rights and crimes against humanity when systemic in nature. Women’s vulnerability to sexual violation, however, is but one of the threats and dangers women face as combatants and civilians in armed conflict or as citizens or political activists under repression. Women too are killed, wounded, tortured, mutilated, disabled, terrorized, forced to relocate or emigrate, and stranded in refugee camps.
These common patterns alert us to where and for what we should look in identifying violence toward women and harms women suffer. ”21 In this way men’s normative control of women becomes a means of solidarity among men allied to each other and becomes a strategy of humiliating and expressing dominance over the male opposition in conflict. When men acknowledge and endorse each other’s possession, protection, and control of women, they confirm each other’s masculinity. 22 When 20 21 22 On the gap between advocacy for women generally and advocacy for women victims, see Beth Goldblatt, “Evaluating the Gender Content of Reparations: Lessons from South Africa,” in What Happened to the Women?