This week, as Hillary Clinton visits no fewer than six African nations, American media outlets are running a spate of stories about the ongoing problem of sexual assault as a weapon of war in one of those countries: Congo.
François was told by Congolese militia members, "Whether you want it or not, you will be our wife" and then brutally gang-raped because his wife wasn't there, proving, again, that rape is about power.
The Enough Project has a new report out by John Prendergast that says, actually, yes, it is. The reasons why, along with a larger version of Orlando Bloom talking on his cell, after the jump.
It was difficult to decide what to clip from last night's television premiere of the film The Greatest Silence, which documents the years-long epidemic of rape in the Congo. There were the dozens of adult victims...the rapists themselves...and of course, filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson, who, according to at least one female…