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Peace Corps Gang Rape: Volunteer Says U.S. Agency Ignored Warnings
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/peace-corps-gang-rape-volunteer-jess-smochek-us/story?id=12599341 | 01/12/2011 | Anna Schecter and Brian Ross

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: peacecorps
If you want to go serve others overseas, I think you would be better off going with a private charity, not The Peace Corps, which appears to be more concerned over its political goals and public image, rather than its volunteers. Be careful!
1 posted on 03/10/2011 5:47:48 PM PST by Judges Gone Wild
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To: Judges Gone Wild

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.


2 posted on 03/10/2011 5:51:03 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Piece Corps.


3 posted on 03/10/2011 5:54:31 PM PST by depressed in 06 (Hope and change is share the poverty.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

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.


4 posted on 03/10/2011 5:55:18 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Raped is way better than raped and murdered. Or murdered and raped.

What ever.

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..


5 posted on 03/10/2011 5:56:21 PM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: OldNewYork

8 a month eh, anyone know how many women volunteer?


6 posted on 03/10/2011 5:57:11 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

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”).


7 posted on 03/10/2011 5:57:45 PM PST by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Judges Gone Wild

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.


8 posted on 03/10/2011 6:09:29 PM PST by chuckee
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To: driftdiver

I don’t know - my impression was that it was mostly women who volunteered.


9 posted on 03/10/2011 6:09:44 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: OldNewYork

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.


10 posted on 03/10/2011 6:15:14 PM PST by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Not as bad. Not good either.


11 posted on 03/10/2011 6:16:22 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: depressed in 06
Piece Corps.

My first thought. Thanks.

12 posted on 03/10/2011 6:17:37 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Judges Gone Wild

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.


13 posted on 03/10/2011 6:18:16 PM PST by gaijin
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To: OldNewYork; All

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.


14 posted on 03/10/2011 6:19:26 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Reporting for ABC News, Lara Logan...


15 posted on 03/10/2011 6:23:08 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: driftdiver

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.


16 posted on 03/10/2011 6:24:26 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: gaijin

please post pix of the GLB. Exceedingly rare creature!


17 posted on 03/10/2011 6:28:34 PM PST by karnage
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To: gaijin

http://israeliteidentity.com/africa.htm

An interesting perspective here.


18 posted on 03/10/2011 6:29:47 PM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: driftdiver
8 a month eh, anyone know how many women volunteer?

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.

19 posted on 03/10/2011 6:30:54 PM PST by bIlluminati (Don't just hope for change, work for change in 2011-2012.)
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To: Ronin

what a great page!!! wow!!


20 posted on 03/10/2011 6:32:58 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Judges Gone Wild

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.


21 posted on 03/10/2011 6:33:06 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of "liberals, Islam and illegal immigration.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

duh, keep your ass to home, applies in more than one way.


22 posted on 03/10/2011 6:36:42 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: garyhope

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?


23 posted on 03/10/2011 6:37:36 PM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

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.


24 posted on 03/10/2011 6:41:08 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
later tried to blame the women who were raped for bringing on the attacks.

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?

25 posted on 03/10/2011 6:42:30 PM PST by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
How many of the victims were armed at the time of the assault?

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).

26 posted on 03/10/2011 6:44:39 PM PST by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Incidentally, one can get beaten up in school simply by referring to oneself as one.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

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.


27 posted on 03/10/2011 7:00:08 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: Dr. Sheldon Cooper

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.


28 posted on 03/10/2011 7:07:14 PM PST by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: Ronin

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.


29 posted on 03/10/2011 7:27:08 PM PST by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: gaijin
(Sarcastic, salacious, screamingly funny comment self-deleted in the interests of decorum).

Cheers!

30 posted on 03/10/2011 7:29:08 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: gaijin
Oh, ok, I'll post it.

I'm surprised it's not on YouTube yet.

Cheers!

31 posted on 03/10/2011 7:30:44 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: warsaw44

ping fo’ later


32 posted on 03/10/2011 7:43:16 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: gaijin; Ronin
"Christian Identity" cult website. Not worth the energy to light the display of its pages of hate-filled spew.

Just because something calls itself "Christian" doesn't mean that it bears the remotest resemblance to "Christ-like" (the real definition of "Christian")...

33 posted on 03/10/2011 7:52:39 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA

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.


34 posted on 03/10/2011 7:57:33 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Judges Gone Wild
All Americans should be armed.

Every time, every where.

Until the world is sane, at least. And it will take tangible Divine intervention to bring that to pass.

35 posted on 03/10/2011 7:59:08 PM PST by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Incidentally, one can get beaten up in school simply by referring to oneself as one.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild
For the kids out there, learn this: If you wanna help.. don't help.

36 posted on 03/10/2011 8:13:03 PM PST by I see my hands (You can know the young posters by the desperate optimism in their posts.)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

Idiot’s are taught only white american males are bad! And they believe “utopia” is really obtainable with their help.


37 posted on 03/10/2011 8:25:12 PM PST by CardeadInKy ("The problem with Liberalism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" -Marg Thatcher)
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To: TXnMA

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.


38 posted on 03/10/2011 8:35:50 PM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: Ronin

Gee, I had no idea that there were still dyed-in-the-wool Nazis around.

“Interesting site” is putting it mildly.


39 posted on 03/10/2011 8:37:45 PM PST by tsomer
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To: I see my hands

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.


40 posted on 03/10/2011 9:43:09 PM PST by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: gaijin

I thought you were speaking of Detroit or Oakland, it sound like a similar story.


41 posted on 03/10/2011 10:04:58 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: TxDas

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.


42 posted on 03/10/2011 10:08:58 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Ding ding ding!!!!! Congrats Sir, you are an idiot!


43 posted on 03/10/2011 10:32:43 PM PST by andrew2527
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To: andrew2527

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.


44 posted on 03/10/2011 11:00:55 PM PST by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

You are an idiot because you claimed that a neutered male is the only male that can function in a civilized society.


45 posted on 03/11/2011 12:05:27 AM PST by andrew2527
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To: wac3rd

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.


46 posted on 03/11/2011 5:16:12 AM PST by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: jimfree
I’ve met one Peace Corps veteran.

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!

47 posted on 03/11/2011 5:33:44 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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