Skip to comments.Peace Corps Gang Rape: Volunteer Says U.S. Agency Ignored Warnings
Posted on 03/10/2011 5:47:48 PM PST by Judges Gone Wild
More than 1,000 young American women have been raped or sexually assaulted in the last decade while serving as Peace Corps volunteers in foreign countries, an ABC News 20/20 investigation has found. In some cases, victims say, the Peace Corps has ignored safety concerns and later tried to blame the women who were raped for bringing on the attacks.
I’ve met one Peace Corps veteran. She did not seem traumatized by the experience but was a bit dispirited. She talked about corruption in the country she was sent to assist.
This is horrendous. If there’s been a thousand in a decade, that’s a hundred a year, and over eight women a month being raped in the (supposed) Peace Corps. This whole thing should be seriously overhauled, yesterday.
Raped is way better than raped and murdered. Or murdered and raped.
As if know nothing, technological ignorant, unable to PVC glue liberal women offered anything but soft, limp condescensension.
Kum-by-ah, me Lord, kum-by-aj..
8 a month eh, anyone know how many women volunteer?
I would also be a bit leery of attempting to apply American leftie style multi-culturalism in countries that believe no such thing.
American women (and girls) may think it perfectly ok to walk around in nothing but a bikini. They will find, however, that in many countries that really is an invitiation to being raped. Not all males on the planet are as “enlightened” as our American metro-sexuals (and by “enlightened”, I mean “neutered”).
When we talk about budget cuts one of the first agencies to go should be the Peace Corps. It is more of a feel good agency for Peace Corps employees and the benefits it delivers to the third world are miniscule when conpared to the cost. No other advanced country has a Peace Corps. Time to get rid of this public relations relic. And the domestic version, Vista, should also be dumped for the same reasons.
I don’t know - my impression was that it was mostly women who volunteered.
1,000 haven’t been raped. If you read the article, 700 some-odd of them were groped, kissed, etc. The press likes to categorize any unwanted male attention as a sexual assault. By lumping all these actions together, they trivialize rape. I have a friend who is a missionary doctor in southwest Asia. She is careful in how she dresses and where she goes.
Not as bad. Not good either.
My first thought. Thanks.
I knew a gorgeous liberal blonde who worked with the PC in the Central African Republic:
Her place had no running water; it was common for men to bath in a nearby watering place at one time, and the women at another:
Every morning there were male villager lookouts, and as she was walking to the appointed place shortly before the proper time, the men would call out to one another for the impending show to begin.
They —the men she was there in the village to purportedly help— would then openly wait and watch for her to disrobe, taking no effort at all to be subtle about it.
As she bathed they would masterbate, and call out for her to behold the point of their maximum satisfaction. Later they would be quite bothered and put out if, in the later course of helping them she asked them about it. It was like they believed that was part of her job.
The women, meanwhile, saw her wanker popularity and hated for for it.
WHAT A TERMINALLY SCREWED UP PLACE.
According to their website they currently have 8,655 volunteers. Women make up 60% of their volunteers.
If my math is correct women have a 2% chance of being raped during their year of volunteering.
Reporting for ABC News, Lara Logan...
Judges Gone Wild pointed out above that all the things counted as sexual assault weren’t rape, and that it was more like 700 than 1000, according to the article. So, it’s still pretty bad: slightly less than 2% are raped or otherwise sexually assaulted during a year’s volunteering.
please post pix of the GLB. Exceedingly rare creature!
An interesting perspective here.
Currently there are 8,655 volunteers in the Peace Corps. Of those, 60% are female (5,193). Of those, 7% are over 50 (remaining (4,829).
Minimum length of job (training + overseas) - 27 months. Average length of job - 33 months. New female volunteers per year - 1,756. Volunteers raped - 100 per year. Chance of female volunteer being raped - 5,694 per 100,000.
what a great page!!! wow!!
Why are we wasting time, money, people over anything in Africa? Why don’t we just let the place rot and go further to hell?
Africa and it’s people make choices and usually bad ones. They’ve been doing it for centuries.
Some great resources, some great people, but what has ever changed there in the last couple of hundred years? It’s worse than ever. It’s not our fault, it’s theirs and all the fault of all the lousy leftist, commie socialist scum in the world. I’m tired of all the people that won’t wise up and help themselves.
duh, keep your ass to home, applies in more than one way.
Hey...lighten up on calling for de-funding the Peace Corps. Many many misty-eyed LIB moonbats feel it is the last vestige of their beloved “Camelot”. Goodness...aren’t LIBs irritatingly disgusting?
For all of our supposedly multicultural sensitivity, the US government refuses to acknowledge that most people in the world still think men and women are fundamentally different and ought to act like it. We send female volunteers into situations where the local people cannot imagine any decent woman would go, so it is hardly surprising that these volunteers are not treated decently. Official government solution: just pretend it isn’t happening.
The record indicates an average of 100 a year. Based on that record, I tend to agree. Those women are seriously judgement deficient, or totally unconscious. Why would any expose themselved to that risk?
Yeah, that's what I thought.
It is foolish for an American woman to be unarmed in America.
Outside of America, it is borderline suicidal (unless we're talking about Estonia or Antarctica).
The Peace Corps is not about serving others. It’s about upper middle class white young adults using other people’s money to feel good about themselves. Some of them (including one couple I know) end up getting a nice, extended vacation in Europe. Meanwhile, people working as waiters, janitors, clerks, etc. are taxed to pay for the entire absurd enterprise, including all the bureaucrats that it employs.
In re gorgeous liberal blonde, it sounds like The Peace Corps was lacking in providing some basic necessities for its volunteers. Oh, but providing a shower stall would be imposing one’s values. Foreign service is all about introducing one’s values to the natives! I understand that there can be problems when missionaries add to the gospel, but I wouldn’t want a wife or daughter of mine to be part of such a spectacle.
All Americans should be armed.
All the free food and clothes dumped in Africa puts locals out of business. Dependence doesn’t work there any more than it works here. There are also colonial scars. The British taxed the locals in pounds, and so the natives had to work for them to earn pounds. Local economies were converted from subsistence farming to export crops. Granted, this was 50 years ago. The gospel transformed Europe from filthy, bloodthirsty savages to its heights. Europe and North America are headed for Third World status because we have Jesus Christ as our Lord and have chosen Baal, Astarte, and Reason as our masters.
I'm surprised it's not on YouTube yet.
ping fo’ later
Just because something calls itself "Christian" doesn't mean that it bears the remotest resemblance to "Christ-like" (the real definition of "Christian")...
ok, I didn’t know that. However I thought she was an interesting author enough to check on her writing, and that same article has been posted at least 20 other places, including here at FR long ago.
Every time, every where.
Until the world is sane, at least. And it will take tangible Divine intervention to bring that to pass.
Idiot’s are taught only white american males are bad! And they believe “utopia” is really obtainable with their help.
That essay has been around a long time, and posted in any number of places. I first read it about four years ago.
I just googled the name and posted the first site that had it.
As far as I can tell, however, it’s bang on the money. Everything that can be tried in Africa, has been tried, and the results never change.
There’s no saving the place and I, for one, have no intention of trying.
Gee, I had no idea that there were still dyed-in-the-wool Nazis around.
“Interesting site” is putting it mildly.
In 1970 I was a public pool life guard in San Antonio. The boss ranked us by height and the tall guys went to the worst pools except no white guys were sent to black pools.
Every year several young white girls insisted upon being hired. The boss tried to dissuade them because they always got raped - within 2 days. They would insist and he would finally hire a couple and send them to the nicer public pools. They were all raped.
Since I was the 2nd tallest white dude,I was sent to the worst barrio pool. I lasted 6 weeks. I had 1 gun, 2 knives, broken bottles and chains pulled on me as well as 6 or so punks trying to jump me a couple of times.
I was hoping to teach the children to swim and speak English. I was fired for beating the crap out of a punk.
I had worked in New Orleans in the black ghettos in 68-70 but the barrio was in many ways worse because they were better organized. I believe my friends, except for the marines, who went to Viet Nam were safer than I was in both New Orleans and San Antone.
A Pox on all their houses. I see little hope.
I thought you were speaking of Detroit or Oakland, it sound like a similar story.
Diversity is our strength. It take a village. Mexican values do not not stop at the Rio Grande. Religion of peace.
Have you been pissed off enough yet?
I am pissed at myself for even typing it.
Ding ding ding!!!!! Congrats Sir, you are an idiot!
Really? I’m an idiot?
Non-Muslim young women in France and Belgium have taken to wearing the naquib (Islamic veil) just because they are tired of being called whores every time they walk down the street without one.
American (and British) female reporters were sexually molested during the Egyptian uprising. Why? Because they didn’t exhibit the “modesty” that Muslim males expect.
Don’t be a politically correct leftie: go to the Muslim world as a female and expect to be sexually assaulted if you exhibit typical American female behaviors. Just as Australian women who go topless on the beach in Sydney can expect to be cursed at by muslim immigrants.
I’m not condoning it, merely pointing out that it exists.
If you wish to preemptively surrender to Shariah law, go ahead. But don’t expect me to surrender with you or to be complicit in your surrender.
You are an idiot because you claimed that a neutered male is the only male that can function in a civilized society.
I feel like I gave up my youth to work for equal opportunity and what we got is this equal outcome crap.
Hell yes I am pissed. I had what we call a 1040A conversion. I had seen so much waste, graft, bribery and downright theft in New Orleans, when I got my first big tax big I immediately felt raped myself because I knew I might as well just take my paycheck outside and burn it as much good as my taxes were going to do.
Many years ago when my nephews were about 17, my whole family vacationed in Honduras at a very small resort.
One evening my nephews and I were seated at the beach front cabana, two college age girls came over and joined us. They from Texas and stationed with the Peace Corps in a tiny village in the interior of Honduras and were at the resort with their parents who had flown down for vacation.
Talk about naieve, idealistic twits, even my nephews shook their heads at what these chicks were saying. One statement that I remember clearly when they were telling us what they were doing was "they're there trying to "empower" the women......."
Well, that's all fine and good but the women they were trying to empower live in shacks with no glass in the windows, dirt floors, doubtful electricity and wash their clothes by hand in the nearby river..........
There was a dance hall and bar in the town where we were and the two twits wanted to meet us there that night. I left it up to my nephews and they laughed and said no way!