Story on Oprah: Cradle Rape - page 7

I watched Oprah today and I've never felt more disgusted or ill in my life, hearing about babies that are being raped in South Africa by grown, AIDS infested 'men' who have been told that if they... Read More

  1. by   Mexarican
    Horrifically desperate situations will bring out evil in mankind! Expect more of these horrific cases to occur. We can't even begin to imagine what AIDS is doing to them over there. We have no F%#$&ing clue. Our country, and others as well, stand by and do next to nothing to help them. THATS THE REAL HORROR! WE DO NOTHING while they are suffering unimaginable things. It's desperate over there...deperate. imgagine our AIDS epidemic exponentially increased...then you can start to get a glimpse of what it really is like over there. Imagine any of us being there and standing by and doing nothing watching this infant being raped....just standing there. Now you can see what our country and other countries are doing while they, a third world society unable to form a formidable defense for lack of resources against AIDS is suffering unimaginable things. And we just stand by while they, less fortunate than we are, get savagely attacked by AIDS.
  2. by   joni p
    Clearly the men who are doing this horrific thing are totally deceived. They are probably being told this by some witch doctor person. It is a false religion/healing going on here. I have heard of stories similar to this one from Chrisitan missionaries in other countries. they talk about true healings and deliverance from demonic influences once the people come to believe in Christ.

    About the only thing we can do,short of going over there ourselves, is pray and perhaps send money.

    Anyone want to go?
  3. by   Spidey's mom
    I'm going to try to post a photo from the website of my son's team in Africa. I was going through them again tonight and saw this one baby and thought of the poor girl this thread is about.
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Jul 20, '04
  4. by   TexasPoodleMix
    It is so sick I can barely think about it. I really don't know what we *can* do to improve the situation. For example I have heard of many people trying to educate on Condoms, etc. yet the culture thinks that is not "manly" ... so what can you do......
  5. by   mscsrjhm
    Quote from caroladybelle
    So, it was being used as an "Identity" - who they are.
    Quote from caroladybelle

    I am white ....well, depending on the Country one is from..I might be considered white. It is my " identity". I am also a woman by any country's definition.

    So if I said, "It is so hard for me, AS A WHITE WOMAN, to see how sin causes such perverseness in people...and to hear such graphic just beyond belief."

    Do you think that no one would take offense or imply that these acts were more tolerable to those that are nonWhite?

    And say, "Maybe, a dose of White culture would do them good".

    Sorry, guys but it doesn't fly.

    I understand what you are saying.
    Still don't think anyone meant any disrespect to anyone else.
    Having been raised in a deeply religious Southern Baptist family, my people used that phrase everyday, many times.
    "As a Christian..." They did not ever mean to imply that others would see things different.. it was simply a cultural phrase. (That might not be the right term, but you know what I mean).
    Again, look for the insult... it just wasn't there.

    We both can agree on the devastation brought on by HIV.
    My biggest issue: raping a child. A man would have to already be "turned" that way, or he would not be able to maintain an erection. Possibly, could this just be a way that many perverts have found to justify pediphilia?
  6. by   muturi
    Am an RN in Britain and i did not watch Oprah.Am an african man and have been working abroad for only one year . Before that i worked extensively in africa for 12 yrs and i can tell you the myth of expunging the virus by having sex with a virgin is not just in south africa but widespread and documented in many communities across the good continent. I know of tribes in east and central africa where it is rooted. What worries me is that this myth is not and has not been a priority in what the HIV campaigners,NGOs tackling HIV/AIDS and relevants governments are doing to combat this scourge. Talk of getting needs wrong.Its one of those things which has to be seen to be believed. And its DISGUNTING
  7. by   Frau Blucher
    Quote from lgflamini
    Regardless of whether these men feel "desperate" to be "healed" or not- they are willing to rape and torture babies to "save" themselves. That is so wrong on a core level of humanity, I don't see how it could be explained or justified. Even if they truly believe that they will be healed by doing this, how many human beings would be willing to do that to save themselves?
    Besides the pure evil of it, there's the pure selfishness of it. Those bastards put healing themselves above the innocence of a helpless baby! This burns me up! I just can't comprehend such ignorance.