3 Reading Questions 1/19/2016

-The reading stated that women ranging from ages of 3 to 36 were raped. What compelled them to rape 3 year olds? Where there really that many pedophiles? And why didn’t they choose to rape anyone over the age of 36? Is it a cultural thing? Did they rape 3 year olds because they knew there was no way it could result in a pregnancy and the girl may not understand or remember the horrible experience? Did they stop at 36 years of age because any any women older than that who became pregnant may produce unhealthy children? Does the age differences suggest differences in the militia men’s morals and humanity? Does it suggest that some of them were drafted instead of volunteered? The reading also states that only 10 percent of raped women were raped more than once. Does this suggest that that raping women was an order rather than for the pleasure of the men? If they were ordered, why? Was it a cultural thing, a mission to repopulate the earth, a goal of polluting the gene pool if those people, or something else?

 

-The reading stated that the term “genocide” wasn’t coined until WWII. What was it about the holocaust that sparked the coining of the term? There were genocides prior to WWII, for example the native Americans. Why wasn’t a term coined then? Usually a thing only gets a name when it becomes worthy of talking about. Was the slaughter of the Native Americans and countless other peoples not noteworthy enough? Was it because news traveled much faster in that 1940s? Was it because the holocaust and the war were so public and endorsed by the Nazis? Was it because so many other countries got involved and the world was watching? Was it simply that people cared more about Jews or hated the Nazis?

 

-There have been many genocides throughout history, not just before the 1940s. Why was WWII the first time that people really took action, came together and tried to stop the killings? Why had they stood by, idly, for so long as innocent people were being killed? What finally compelled them to take action? Did they suddenly develop a sense of what was right and wrong? Did they suddenly develop the ability to feel sympathy, empathy, guilt, ect? Did some people simply wish to not look bad because they didn’t take action? Was it the bandwagon effect, social loafing or some other psychological phenomena? Was it another reason entirely? If so, what was it?

3 reading questions 1/14/2016

-What compelled that one NPFL man standing on the path to the river by a slope to let people pass by him without shooting them during th massacre at Bakedu? Why was he the only one? Was he punished for it?

-Civilians pose very little threats to soldiers or war cause, especially the children and elderly, so what compels world leaders to order mass killings of innocent civilians?

– People were killed simply because they were “strangers and not citizens.” Why should that matter? Stranger, or not, citizen, or not, isn’t any one not involved in the war a civilian?

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