I remember the strong smell, the drunken men leering, the young girls lining the alleyways. But I have returned many times to those narrow lanes. Every time, the horrors of sex trafficking and abuse still ring true.
First they shot her husband. Then the soldiers killed her two sons, ages 5 and 7. Their war, fought largely along ethnic lines, has turned the northern part of the country into a wasteland.
Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. With its incredible landscape, friendly people, and cheap flights, Iceland has become a popular tourist destination among millennials. Although, if any found themselves in Reykjavik and took a trip to the National Museum of Iceland, they might find a display there with an interesting statistic.
But that obscures the crimes they committed in Iraq and Syria, including those against other women. This week, Ibrahim and the foundation shared a video on Twitter calling for countries to focus on conducting actual investigations into the crimes of their citizens who had joined ISIS. They would force them to do manual labor, humiliate them in captivity; they were beaten and tortured by the ISIS wives. As ISIS has lost its grip on its last remaining strongholds in eastern Syria, the families of fighters have fled and been placed into refugee camps by Kurdish-led forces.
Would you join a religion that permitted men to have sex with their slave-girls throughout their enslavement-if this religion codified this act in its holy book? Many persons in the West and elsewhere who convert to Islam are women. I just got an email from a Muslim woman who said she converted to Islam two years ago.
It is alleged that slavery was slow to be removed from the Islamic civilization and was not outright outlawed. It is alleged that the Quran allows Muslims to keep slaves. It is alleged that the Quran allows Muslims to rape sex-slaves.
But the explanations behind these classifications are far from simple and loosely regulated. The second season finale shed light on just how deep the restrictions against women under the regime run, with a young Econowife, Eden, sentenced to death for infidelity, and the wives rallying together to protest the deeply religious society that fails to provide them the right to read Scripture. Standing somewhat faithfully behind not next to their husbands who rank as Commanders, the Wives are generally infertile women tasked with expanding the population of Gilead through the help of an assigned handmaid.
Seven women who lived as wives to Islamic State fighters in Syria have opened up about their husbands' barbaric practices, such as purchasing virgins on sex slave apps and raping girls as young as 9 years old. They were spending too much on the sex slaves, buying them the best make-up, clothes and accessories. Some of the other wives said that IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has as many as four wives and 15 sex slaves. The captured wives denied that the sex slaves were kept in their home, and said that they tried to help some of the victims escape — not because they were truly concerned for them, but because they were jealous that their husbands were raping them.
This is the second in a series of field reports on the plight of Yazidis in Iraq. Read the first and third articles. Like chattel, she was passed from one ISIS fighter to the next.
There is ample evidence of sexual relations, from rapes to what appear to be relatively symbiotic romantic partnerships, between white slave masters and black women in the Antebellum South. Much rarer were sexual relations between white women and black slave men, yet they too occurred. Using an intersectional socio-historical analysis, this paper explores the factors that contributed or may have contributed to the incidence of sexual encounters between elite white women and slave men, the power dynamics embedded in them, and their implications in terms of sexual consent.