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Wrong Hole

by on Nov.04, 2012, under Crime, Culture, Health, War and Terrorism

There are some places in the world where forcible rape is a daily threat to women. In socially conservative societies, it's not unusual to blame the victim; they didn't resist enough, or they dressed or acted provocatively. But people, men and women alike, are starting to fight back. There's the "Rape Axe", offered by a company in Zanzibar. It's designed so women can have an uncomfortable reminder of their vulnerability while ensuring retaliation against a rapist if the crime does occur. A pregnant rape victim in Turkey shot and decapitated her attacker, then left his severed head in the square of her local village, Yalvac. When police arrested her near to the severed head she said, "That is the head of one who toyed with my honor."

Nevin Yildirim, right, beheaded Nurettin Gider, left, in retaliation for rape.

If the community is tired enough they may decide to send a message.
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Cutting It Close

by on Jun.20, 2010, under Health

Circumcision is an ancient practice.  Whether for health, religious, or ceremonial reasons, it has roots in many cultures. Techniques range from primitive, as depicted above, to completely modern medical procedures in a sterile environment. It's a very simple procedure and only basic instruments are needed. There are a few common techniques. And even lasers are now used in the procedure. But then this happens. A young boy whose penis was accidentally severed during a mass circumcision ceremony in Riau underwent a second operation over the weekend to reattach his organ. Nazrul Edy, a spokesman for Awal Bross Hospital in the provincial capital, Pekanbaru, told the Jakarta Globe on Monday that Sunday’s procedure “went very well,” though he was quick to add that it was still to early to determine if there would be any permanent damage. Reports said the incident occurred when the victim, identified as 9-year-old Komaruddin, attended the ceremony in Rengat subdistrict, Indragiri Hulu, on July 6. Initially, only 100 boys were registered to take part in the ceremony, organized by the provincial welfare agency, but 170 children arrived, overwhelming about 20 medical workers and doctors, reports said. As Komaruddin was undergoing the procedure a tragic slip of the laser-cutting device occurred, removing the penis instead of the foreskin. The incident caused panic among those participating in the ceremony, which was canceled with only 70 boys having undergone the procedure. An initial attempt to reattach Komaruddin’s severed organ at Rengat General Hospital on the same day as the accident was not completely successful, and four days later he was transferred to Awal Bross. Nazrul said it was too early to tell whether Komaruddin’s penis would function normally in the future.

Komaruddin's Hopeful Future Development

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