Tonight all of us should take time out to watch the documentary The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo on HBO. It shows the horrifying ordeals that thousands women in the Congo have been forced to endure. Many of them have been brutally gang raped and tortured endlessly, some so badly that they need surgery after they have been violated. Unfortunately due to the lack of medical care in the Congo, many women are subjected to terrible pain due to infection and many have died.
Those of you that follow this blog know that I am a staunch opponent of violence towards women. My outrage over the Dunbar Village rape atrocity was what led me to blogging and I have dedicated myself to doing whatever I can to try and prevent such crimes from happening.
Please take the time to watch this documentary tonight. It will not be easy, in fact it will make your stomach churn as you listen to what these women have been through. We must do this however because it is time that we confront the evils that we are doing to ourselves and work to eliminate them.
Click here for a link to the HBO website about the documentary.