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Why Power Rape Happens…

Once again, it’s about, gaining that feel of POWER over someone else!!!

Power rape is defined as a rape that occurs with someone in a subordinate position of work, by a superior, whether it’s in the armed forces, or in an ordinary office.

And, the reason why this SHIT is happening, is primarily due to the rapists LACK of self-esteem, because the rapist feels incompetent in some way (I wouldn’t know what!!!), that, is why s/he feels the need, to DOMINATE someone else, it’s a show, of how insecure the rapists actually are, and because the one being raped is usually someone who’d depended, relied on the person who rapes her/him, that, is why, chances are, that the victim usually hushes up about it, and this will only make the situation exacerbate, so, STOP operating in the mindset of, “If I just IGNORED…”, because it won’t GO away, like an untreated common cold!

Power rapes are still happening, when your bosses use her/his place in the company, to FORCE you to do something you don’t want to, that, would constitute as ABUSE, and, IF you’d allowed it to happen, over, over, AND over again, then, you’d become, the ENABLER, and, NOBODY likes an enabler, or at least, I don’t!!!

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A Major General Found Guilty of Sexually Molesting a Female Subordinate, Was Court Marshalled

Women are once again, mistreated, LIKE WHORES in the armed services here, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

The former major general commander, Wen-Cheng Yang was accused of molesting a young female officer four times, the army courts, as well as the Highest Courts of Taiwan all believed, that Yang had done wrong by the rules of the army, used his status of power, to sexually molest his subordinate, found him guilty, and sentenced him to one year, two months, but he can pay a fine, without serving any real jail time.  The case can still be appealed.

Wen-Cheng Yang entered into the armed services eight years ago, he graduated from the military school in 1980, is also the younger brother of the legislator of the KMT, Li-Huan Yang; after the incident, he received one major reprimand, and was transferred to an executive position, as a board member of the army, and was alleviated of duty early.

The victim, back in August of 2012, because she was there, to do the reports of her area of work, Yang caressed her left breast; and, not long thereafter, Yang bear-hugged her, and kissed her on the lips, stuck his hand into her panties, said, “I want to see if you have any pubic hairs, if you’re clean shaven, it would be great.”  On the evening of October 16th, Yang used the same measures, and sexually molested the woman again, he’d committed the crimes of sexual molestations a total of four times.

The victim was only twenty-one years old, at first, she’d complied with him, without wanting to, feared, that if she’d come out to the open, nobody would believe her, that she might be reprimanded, for not following the orders of her superior, and had only complained of the events to her close friends, and she’d had a melt down outside her sleeping quarters, “I can’t take it anymore!”, the victim felt that she didn’t do right by her boyfriend, and asked for a break up, and her boyfriend held her tightly, and they cried together.

Later on, the victim had finally had it, told the protections unit in the army about it, and, the court martial case was started, and Yang was prosecuted.

Yang denied the allegations, claimed that he did touch the female subordinate’s forehead with his lips, his cheeks, but he couldn’t recall each and every time clearly; and that back then, his intentions were to encourage her, to console the victim, and he’d used socially acceptable manners to touch the woman.  Yang claimed to have been set up by the female subordinate.

The military courts believed, that Yang is ranked higher, and didn’t uphold a higher standard of behaviors, had multiple times sexually molested his female subordinate, and after he was taken in, had tried to avoid the responsibilities of his own behaviors, and had not settled with the victim, but the military courts took into considerations, that the woman was willing to forgive him, Yang was sentenced to one year two months in prison, which he could pay a fine, and not serve the time.  Yang went for an appeal, and because the court martial cases were ruled as regular criminal acts, the High Courts in Taiwan, after reviewing over the case, agreed with the rulings of the military courts, threw back Yang’s appeal.

And so, here, you STILL have a man, in a status of power, forcing himself onto his female subordinate, and this, is power rape, and because the victim in these cases usually are too scared to speak up and out, that, is why they keep on being victimized over, over, AND over again, and, the reprimand or punishment this army officer received, was still TOO light if you ask me!

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Using the Virginity Test to Establish Morality

This is really SEXIST, from the New York Times that came with today’s Chinese newspapers, written by: J. Cochrane…

JARKARTA, Indonesia—Colonel Sri Rumiati made her career in the Indonesian National Police, but the day she was tested for it, in 1984, is one she would rather forget.

During a mandatory physical examination, a doctor administered a so-called virginity test, inserting two fingers to determine whether her hymen was intact.

“I was not comfortable with the test,” said Colonel Rumiati, who is now a police psychologist.  “The test can be stressful on women and embarrassing.”

It mattered little that the doctor who tested her was a woman.  It felt like a violation, she said, one that does not determine virginity, that has no comparable equivalent for male police recruits and that does not achieve its ostensible goal: evaluating a recruit’s morality.

“You learn about the morality of a candidate from prosocial behavior testing,” or evaluating a person’s actions, she said.  “It’s not about virginity.”

Women who apply to be police officers in Indonesia have been subjected to virginity testing since at least 1965.

But the issue has set off heated debate here since Human-Rights Watch released a report and a video last month with evidence that the police was still in force.

The organization said it had interviewed eight current and former female police officers and applicants in six cities, including two who said they had undergone virginity tests this year.  Married women are not eligible to become police officers.

The National Police chief said last month that female recruits did not undergo virginity tests.  But hours later, two high-ranking National Police officials in Jakarta were quoted by the local news media confirming that the police force conducts the tests.

While failing the virginity does not disqualify a police applicant, she “may get fewer points if her hymen is not intact,” Brigadier General Arthur Tampi told The Jakarta Post.

Local women’s and human rights groups have demanded an end to the practice.  Last year, the head of a local education office in South Sumatra Province suggested conducting virginity tests on high school girls to discourage promiscuity and thwart teenage prostitution.  Thousands of Indonesians took to social media sites to criticize the idea, which was quickly dismissed by national government officials.

Colonel Dede Rahayu, who runs the Police Women’s School in Jakarta, said she had never heard of any of her students or staff members having to undergo the tests.

The policewomen “who said they had that tests didn’t understand what a virginity test is,” she said nothing that all applicants undergo a rectal exam and they may have confused the two.  “Or maybe the want people think they were still virgins when they joined,” she said half in jest.  “A single woman not being a virgin is taboo in Indonesia”.

So, if there’s a need for a woman to undergo such examinations, to solidify HER status, what about men?  Don’t they need to also go through a virginity test too?  Oh wait, you LOSERS don’t have HYMENS like we women do, that can clearly SHOW if you’d had SEX or not, and, this idea of how unwed, single women are eligible to become cops is still way too STUPID, and this had happened, in the modern day world, believe it or don’t!  And, hello, hello, hello, virginity is NO determinant of morality, I mean, you DO realize, that someone CAN be a virgin, and act immorally, right???

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Left His Mind in the Warzone

He had, left his mind in the warzones, he went to serve as he’d turned eighteen, and, since he got back home, nothing was the same, he still got up for work, went there, from five, to nine, and sometimes, he’d stayed late nights, to work the graveyard.

Left his mind in the warzone, and he can’t get it back again.  Left his mind in the warzone, and, after the war was over, he’d gone back, to the site where he thought he’d left his mind, and, he couldn’t find his mind again, and, his mind, was lost, for good.

Left his mind in the warzone, even though, he’s back home now, he started having nightmares, and started behaving weird, and, he’d cut himself off from everybody he knew, isolated himself.  Left his mind in the warzone, there’s NO way he can get it back again, the war’s been over, for over three decades, and, he’s still in the mental institution, being treated, for his PTSD from the war.

Left his mind in the warzones, how?  After he saw so many atrocities, he kinda just got “stumped” in his mind, and, he couldn’t make his mind move an inch, out of the warzones………

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The “Accidental Death” of Chong-Chiu Hong, the District Court Found, that it Was “Accidental”, the Eighteen People Involved Got a Light Slap on the Wrist

This, is the long awaited INJUSTICE, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

The case that caused dramatic changes in the military, the tortured death of a soldier, Chong-Chiu Hong got the verdict from the first trial yesterday, the Collective Courts in Taoyuan found, that Hong had died due to an accident, and of the eighteen plaintiffs, the most serious sentence was just eighteen months in jail, and, of them all, five were found not guilty; after sitting in on the trial, the mother of Hong cried and told, “It’s too light, I can’t accept this”, the white-shirted soldiers cried out, “the courts are NOWHERE near the level of court marshal”.

“We are displeased too!”, the former officer of the platoon stated, and, through his lawyers, he’d claimed, “I’m facing this head on, and I maintain my innocence”, He, Hsu, Fang, and Chen, the ones who were involved in the tortured death of the man all claimed, “Nobody wanted to hurt him, we should all be found NOT guilty, and so, we will surely go for an appeal.”

The district court in Taoyuan said that it’d respected the sentiments of both sides, that it had NO comment.  The D.A.’s office in Taoyuan stated, that they will decide whether or not to appeal after they’d received the verdict in print.

The District Court’s determinant of it was an accidental death was reliant on the coroner’s testimonies, of how the damages from the heat won’t accumulate, and that after taking a break for two hours, the man will be okay, the officers started drilling Hong at seven in the morn, and, fifty minutes later, he was returned to his regular activities, and, the drills didn’t come again until three in the afternoon, and that it was ANOTHER army officer who’d watched the men do their drills, and Hong didn’t get his heatstroke until five in the afternoon.

Shih’s testimonies cut off the cause and effect between Chen and the abuse to death, and, it’d lessened his sentence from life in prison to just SIX months, which he could pay his way out of serving hard time.

Yesterday, when the verdict was read, the group of public dressed in white shirt all stood outside the courts, supporting the family of the victim, and of the defendants, only Shen, and Liu were there, and the family of the deceased soldier were all there.

After hearing the verdict, the family sighed that they’re “disappointed”, Shen and Liu were very calm, after getting out of the courthouse, Hong’s mother had tears in her eyes, and refused to speak, the father and the older sister stated that “the law did NOT match up to the expectations of the public”, they’re thinking of appealing the case.

The one who’d gotten the harshest sentence in the case was the platoon leader, Hsu, with eight months, Shen, He, Liu, Chen, Feng, along with others involved only got six months, and they can’t pay their way out of serving hard time.  The collective courts found that they all knew that there’s NO punishment for taking a phone to the drills, and they’d still signed the papers, to send Hong into the chambers, and prosecuted them all based off of laws against using military resources privately.

And so, this, is still a SLAP on the wrist, seeing how the man D-I-E-D, so horribly, he was drilled too hard, because the superiors didn’t like the way he’d done things, and that, would be a problem in the M-I-L-I-T-A-R-Y, because you couldn’t show your individuality, you must go with the flow of the group, because if you stand OUT too much, then, you’d end up just like this guy, tortured to D-E-A-T-H!!!

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Worked as a Mercenary for Six Month, the Once Slim and Weak Boy Became a Muscle Man

The boy became a M-A-N, which is less than I can say for Y-O-U (not talking TO anybody still!!!), translated…

My colleague’s son, after graduating from community college, had his heart set on taking the fire department police officers’ examinations, he wanted to become a volunteer firefighter, but, he just couldn’t pass the examinations, even IF he’d gone and taken the cram classes.  He’d found a couple of jobs, but, NONE of it matched up to his expectation of what his dream job would be, later, he’d heard, that someone became a mercenary in France, and had made a TON of money too, and so, he’d decided to do the same.

After he’d made up his mind, this young man started going to take French lessons, in the end, he’d passed the requirements and finally, getting shipped out to France, he was so excited about it, but my colleague worried, because her son is a premature baby, very thinly built, and that he must pass through a harsh training as a soldier before he is able to serve, and sign a five-year-contract to stay in France, and get stationed all over the world to work.

My colleague worried that her son couldn’t pass through the six-month harsh trainings, and worried more on that if he did manage, he’ll in the French armed services for five years, what if he was sent to war, and died?  But her son had made his mind up, and nothing and nobody could change him.

Six months later, my colleague’s son returned to Taiwan.  She’d told us, that her son passed through the six-month of harsh trainings, he could sign a five-year contract, but, after careful considerations, he’d decided that Taiwan is better and so, he’d come back.  She said, that even though he’s NOT a formal mercenary, but, the six months in France had made a man out of him!  Because of the strict physical trainings, it’d made him stronger, he’d gotten two centimeters taller, and his muscles are hardened, became a tall and strong man now, and, from before how his love life wasn’t at all that good, he’d gotten a girlfriend shortly after his return.

“Can’t believe that being a mercenary for six month had made a man out of my son, this, is the biggest reward of his trip to France”, my colleague laughed, as she’d told us.

My colleague’s son, after coming home, worked hard to find a job, and finally, he’d worked as an operator at the airport, responsible for loading the luggage onto the belts, unloading the luggage from the planes, sometimes, he would have to stand underneath the scorching sun the whole day as he worked, but, for him, who’d been trained as a mercenary in France, this, is easy A, and he’d enjoyed his job very much.

And so, the boy finally became a M-A-N, after the grueling trainings in the army, and, the mother’s worries were unwarranted, and that just shows you, that parents worry TOO much, because the kids will have their own separate destinies to fulfill!!!

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The Sense of Honor from the National Army Comes from the Respect of the Citizens

Commentaries, written by a sergeant who’s waiting to serve in the army, and someone who’s a freelancer, first, the man who’s waiting to serve, translated…

The Department of National Defense two days ago announced that they’re changing the “Lock-Up” to “Repent” Room, and canceled the group physical trainings, and the purpose of punishment into “changing the state of minds”.  This had immediately, caused a TON of questions, yesterday, the Department of National Defense changed its claims again, and ADDED the physical training of the soldiers.  Not reforming the ways, seeing only the trees, and NOT the forest, had exerted the long-term effects, and the Department of National Defense MUST think things through thoroughly, before actually, implementing.

The Department of Defense took into considerations how other countries such as the United States of America had run the armed forced, learning the good points from others is a good thing, but you MUST see the whole pictures, instead of only taking the bits and pieces, otherwise, we’d become the butt of every other nation’s jokes.

The sense of honor that the American soldiers have comes from the nonstop affirmation of the President, the public’s respect, the applause from the media, so, they’re able to implement this kind of change, the way to instill that sense of honor, to make the soldiers learn the right ways of doing things, but, do we have this kind of an environment also?  We’re, perhaps, setting our sights, a bit too high.

Let me make a few examples here: the President of the United States, Obama took his family home to Hawaii for Christmas, when he’d arrived to the local army stations to give the military encouragements, Obama told them, “Without your endless sacrifices, your professionalisms, and all that you do, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the freedoms we do right now.  All we can do, is to let you guys know, that we have a heart, filled of gratitude toward you guys.”

Another news, thirteen American Armed Servicemen returned home from Afghanistan, transferred in Chicago.  The airlines applied the company policies, gave them free upgrades as they could.  There were only six seats in the First Class, but seven of the passengers gave up their seats, so the thirteen servicemen all got to ride home in First Class.  ABC news network reported on this at primetime, and other media had quickly told and retold this story.

From these two small news stories, what did we see?
The president’s affirmation and honoring the servicemen, the public automatically gave up the seats in first class, the respect that the airlines had for the men, along with how high in regards, the American media held the armed services.

Do look at the stories at this angle, do NOT get trapped in the details, it would be problematic, to try to emulate conditions in other nations, the weakening of the army, is the problem of the nation’s security!

And there’s another one…

The Department of Defense two days ago, had shocked the public with its “reform” of “repentance”.  Are the government officials so far off from what’s real, that they’d come up with this undoable plan.  This sort of a plan should BE top secret, otherwise, if an enemy nation got a hold of this, how will we be able to stand our grounds, when we fight with them?

The army, in order to make the duties of fighting, the army trainings became the social welfare of the officers, and, if we don’t keep this training up, we’d all get killed in times of war.  The soldiers who followed orders, wouldn’t forget about the rules of engagement from day to day, and the punishment for those who failed to perform, couldn’t be stopped, otherwise, when we faced the fires, wouldn’t we be going through, yet, another cycle of abuse again?

We can’t get the quotas matched using the voluntary services program, and so, we’d reduced the number of those serving in the army; the case of Hong had started the public on questioning the validity of the isolation room, and, they’d raged on about changing the systems, and since, NO man will be locked up in lock-up, IF they really DID something bad.  The Hong case had impacted the Armed Forces.

And so, there IS a need for reform, but, the army IS a place, of discipline, and, if we don’t discipline the servicemen hard enough, how will they have the ability, to protect the nation?  So, reform is still needed, but, how F-A-R, should the reforms go, that, would be the question, worth debating over right now.

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