File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2003/bhaskar.0307, message 34


Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 09:09:47 -0400
Subject: Re: BHA: Social Science & doing science- Nature of Justice


Bwanika,

There is a often a difference between the law and the willingness of 
authorities to enforce the law in particular cases.  I think this is 
especially true in the case of military authorities and the sexual behavior 
of their subordinates (except for homosexuality, of course).

Dick

At 05:15 PM 07/08/2003 +0200, you wrote:
>Dick
>
>There is a far deeper problem to the article. In Great Britian rape is a
>criminal act.
>My surprise with that the article, is why it took so long to bring the
>culpits to book?
>This is a very serious issue by the way.
>More so military law  to which most African countries subscribe  and
>which originated
>in the UK is very very very strict on such behaviours within the army to
>the extent that
>it migth cause demotion, dismissal from the army and imprisonment.
>
>Now where do we start?
>
>stay well,
>
>Bwanika
>
>
> > Hi Bwanika,
> >
> > Some of the men and boys in very human population are likely to become
> > sexual predators.  In group situations, some who would not be sexual
> > predators on their own will become such in conformity with group
> > norms.  Such small groups of males become particularly dangerous to
>women
> > and girls when they are in positions of power.  Gang-rape becomes all
>to
> > easy, easy to commit and easy to get away with.  One of the things
>that so
> > often goes wrong is that men in positions of authority over such gangs
>of
> > sexual predators are either too naive to recognize the ever-present
> > potentiality for such behavior, or turn a blind eye because they
>secretly
> > sympathize with the group norms that provide positive sanctions for
>gang-rape.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Dick M
> > At 07:18 PM 07/03/2003 +0200, you wrote:
> > >Listers!
> > >
> > >I am also amazed with the morality behind this. So read on and ask
>what
> > >went wrong really.
> > >
> > >  "I was totally amazed and shocked when I first heard about it, and
>that
> > >amazement hasn't reduced, but I am now absolutely convinced it is
>true."
> > >
> > >http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/03/international/africa/03KENY.html
> > >
> > >______________
> > >bwanika
> > >
> > >url: www.idr.co.ug
> > >
> > >Logon & Join in ug-academicsdb discussion list
> > >
> > >                                http://www.coollist.com/subcribe.html
> > >
> > >                                List ID: ug-academicsdb
> > >                                Your Email address:
> > >                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > >                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > >
> > >                                url: http://uhpl.uganda.co.ug
> > >
> > >http://pub59.ezboa
> > >
> > >
> > >      --- from list bhaskar-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu ---
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >      --- from list bhaskar-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu ---
> >
> >
>
>_________
>bwanika
>
>url: www.idr.co.ug
>
>Logon & Join in ug-academicsdb discussion list
>
>                                http://www.coollist.com/subcribe.html
>
>                                List ID: ug-academicsdb
>                                Your Email address:
>                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>                                url: http://uhpl.uganda.co.ug
>
>http://pub59.ezboa
>
>
>      --- from list bhaskar-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu ---




     --- from list bhaskar-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu ---

   

Driftline Main Page

 

Display software: ArchTracker © Malgosia Askanas, 2000-2005