From The Angry Indian…
Aboriginal Women Deserve our Compassion and Protection…Indigenous Liberation Movements…Where Are You?
American history being what it is, the fact that the legacy of genocidal abuse, an abuse that began 500 years ago in the Americas, can continue without letup is nothing less than a scandal of the American mythological illusion presented as reality. In a stunningly sober report, Amnesty International has finally exposed one of the ugliest secrets of its long and dark history. American aboriginal women from Canada through the southern Americas are the targets of sexual abuse and virtually no one outside of the communities in question seem to care enough to make it stop.
This damming report pretty much sums up the totality of U.S. / Aboriginal relations as it has always existed in regards to how Indigenous women are seen and ultimately treated by the colonialist conundrum known as America. This is not in any way to suggest that Aboriginal males are not practitioners of sexual abuse. On the contrary, many published papers and studies have linked the post-trumatic stress disorder many if not all self-aware Aboriginals suffer from to some degree to the reality of Indigenous domestic abuse and how such “circles of violence” lend themselves to sexual abuse. But Aboriginal females are at particular risk for such abuse and it seems to exist for our women in every corner of American society. In a nation that employs rape as a torture tactic, why should anyone really be surprised by what this report by AA tells us? More, why are we allowing it to happen?