RAPE CULTURE: Pakistani Schools Are Not Safe for Boys...
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AP is surprised to find hundreds of boys being sodomized in Pakistani schools. We're not.
Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again.
Sexual abuse is a pervasive and longstanding problem at madrassas in Pakistan, an AP investigation has found, from the sunbaked mud villages deep in its rural areas to the heart of its teeming cities. But in a culture where clerics are powerful and sexual abuse is a taboo subject, it is seldom discussed or even acknowledged in public.
It is even more seldom prosecuted. Police are often paid off not to pursue justice against clerics, victims' families say.
The AP found hundreds of cases of sexual abuse by clerics reported in the past decade, and officials suspect there are many more within a far-reaching system that teaches at least 2 million children in Pakistan.
In 2004, a Pakistani official disclosed more than 500 complaints of sexual assaults against young boys in madrassas.
Another incident involved the drugging and gang rape of a 12-year-old boy asleep on his madrassa rooftop by former students. And the third was of a 10-year-old boy sodomized by the madrassa principal when he brought him his meal. The cleric threatened to kill the boy if he told.
These horrors are a staple of Islamic, Middle Eastern culture. When American kids get afternoon nap time, Pakistani children are subjected to afternoon rape time. You'd think this an issue to feminists who so desperately search for rape culture, but they've yet to stage a protest regarding the subject. Guess they're too busy worrying about who Roger Ailes pawed at twenty years ago.