A 4 part indept article including poety and art.
You may wonder why a man is the writer of a
special titled "Slaughterhouse rape.". Well, I grew up in an environment where
my mother was the victim and me nursing her phsically and mental wounds
when I was 3 to 16 years young, not knowing anything about battering
women let alone rape nor
All I knew was that there was my mother and me. Many years later I wrote
<30 frames a second.
One man and his never-ending nightmares.
I want to die
to be re-united
with my mother
and continue our private war
against the male predators
who take females and children
as war trophees
but we will not bite the dust!
Even if we are
and my mother also
and still covered with blood
after I patched her up
with bandages and plasters
and even when I didn't understand
why all this was happening.
You predadors beated up and raped my mother
day and night
blood on you face
But my mother and I always
and gave each other strength
and we both always
longed for love,
she from a man,
I from a father
but never found it.
Have the perpetrators won?
MEXICO WHERE WOMEN ARE CHEAP MEAT.
When one thinks of Mexico we think of white sand beaches as far as the
eyes can go including palm trees, wild parties with hoping to be the
next miss world voluptutous girls and women and of course drugs, plenty
of it because the demand is there and delivery guaranteed by the drug
cartels. We think of all of that except CEO's directed rape, torture and
murderers who trash their victims in the killing desert of Ciudad
Juarez, Chihuahua. Well, I'm writing about American CEO's of Mexico
based maqilladores, factories. Why the CEO's? Different reasons: labour
is cheap and equal tho female workers seen as cheap meat with which they
can do whatever they want. But the ones especially guilty are the
police, justice departments and judges because easily to bribe. An
American Dollar does wonders and makes almost everything possible.
I lived in Ciudad Juarez for more than 4 years (2000-2004) and from the
very beginning I felt I had to take action, founded C.A.U.S.E.
(Coalition of artists united for social engagement), and internationally
called forward artists and poets to take action resulting in '
FacingFaces' SWF movie (= the
complete art collection.) and "Eres el amor de mi vida"
= the complete poetry collection in PDF.
There are no excact statistics available of the number of victims and
the ones having them are not very eager to make them public but I
guarantee you the number runs into the thousands by now.
'Feminicides CD. Juarez'
Well, you maybe think job well done but I invite you to keep reading:
THE HYPOCASIE OF THE WEST.
'FacingFaces' did have a number of succesfull exhibitions, ranging from
a gallery (California, USA) to a museum (Ciudad Juarez, MX) a university
exhibition space in New Bruswick (Canada) and 2 public exhibition spaces,
one in the Netherlands and one in Belgium, all directed while still in
Then I thought it would be a good idea to return to Western Europe and
to offer FF to help NGO's in the Netherlands to support them in their
work and efforts to create social awareness about rape and what is
called in the rich countries 'domestic violence'.
Wrong thinking! All the institutions and NGO's I approached and offered
FF to turned my offer down to work together and by and by I understood
why: all of them being subsidised by the government with amounts one
gets dizy and enabling them to install fully equiped offices and giving
themself a big montly paycheck. The Netherlands is part of the so-called
low countries because of its level with the North sea.
It is also known for its saying 'hearing, seeing and no speaking'.
It has not always been like this. In the 1970-ies and sixties feminism
was on high, also in the Netherlands and during that time there were 2
action groups: 'Baas in eigen buik' (boss of my own body) and the 'Blijf
van m'n lijf huis' (Keep your hands of our body) groups. Both especially
arranged shelter for abused and/or raped women and could count on the
support of thousands of feminists.
Today, 2021, governmental CEO's have taken over (read above again
But it does not mean that as far abuse and rape is concerned the Dutch
feminists keep fighting, be it underground again like they started!
In any case I was deeply hurt and dissapointed until I heart of the
Congolese gynaecologist Denis
NORTH WEST EAST SOUTH
Since long I've read about the Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege
living and working in Congo and because of the greusomeness and
neverending number of rape victims he decided about 20 years ago to open
a hospital only to try and help them and he fugaratively speaking almost fought
to death in trying to do so. The perpetrators: rivaling tribes in war
(each with their own gods)
'The eternal re-surrection of god in times of war'
Artist Gino d'Artali
raping the women of other tribes as a trophee and
proof of their 'bravery'.
(One can see this happening in all wars so Congo is not an
Mr. Mukwege literary saved hundreds of women and not only deserves a
minutes long standing ovation but he has been nominated for the Nobel
Peace Prize laureate, something he more than well deserves and
especially his goal of what to do with the money.
He not only deserves our deepest respect (click here to read
the full story
Thousands if not hundreds of hundreds of thousands
of women felt victim to rape and unfortunately also murder. In this of course I
refer to the above written but also to our collective memory.
Japan and Germany: rape as war trophees WW2:
For the footsoldiers they interpreted the acts and sexual camps as a
free card given by the ones in command: Kaiser, king, emperor or
The ones in command called the often abducted comfort women and were
mainly women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial
Japanese Army in occupied countries and territories before and during
World War II, or who participated in the earlier program of voluntary
prostitution.The name "comfort women" is a translation of the Japanese
ianfu a euphemism for "prostitute(s)".
Estimates vary as to how many women were involved, with numbers ranging
from as low as 20,000 (by Japanese historian Ikuhiko Hata to as high as
360,000 to 410,000 (by Chinese scholar Hua-Lun Huang); the exact numbers
are still being researched and debated. Most of the women were from
occupied countries, including Korea, China, and the Philippines.
Women who were used for military "comfort stations" also came from
Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaya, Manchukuo, Taiwan (then a Japanese
dependency), the Dutch East Indies, Portuguese Timor, New
Guinea and other Japanese-occupied territories. Stations
were located in Japan, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, then Malaya,
Thailand, Burma, New Guinea, Hong Kong, Macau, and French Indochina. A
smaller number of women of European origin were also involved from the
Netherlands and Australia with an estimated 200–400 Dutch women alone.
Originally, the brothels were established to provide soldiers with
voluntary prostitutes in order to reduce the incidence of wartime rape,
a cause of rising anti-Japanese sentiment across occupied territories.
However, many women ended up being forced to work in the brothels
against their own will. According to testimonies, some young women were
abducted from their homes in countries under Imperial Japanese rule. In
many cases, local middlemen tasked with procuring prostitutes for the
military lured women with promises of work in factories or restaurants.
In some cases propaganda advocated equity and the sponsorship of women
in higher education. Other enticements were false advertising for
nursing jobs at outposts or Japanese army bases; once recruited, they
were incarcerated in comfort stations both inside their nations and
The higher in command errectede (sic, what's in a word) camps named it
Joy Divisions and has basically the same story as Japan.
There are no excact estimates available of the number of victims because
the higher in rank were known to, when it became clear they would lose
WW2 they burned all evidence that could be used as proof but I'm
convinced they can be compared with the number of Japanese victims.
The footsoldiers: the comfort women and joy division camps of course did
not reduce the rapings on the battefields. On the contrary, the
footsoldiers were known for their extreme cruelty.
SHAME ON YOU GINO when all started for your
mother and you!!! (Read '30 frames a second again if you
would. Thank you)
A friend said to me in general <Gino, today that's only a small problem>
I was schocked!!!
I studied the numbers of women who fellt victim to so-called 'domestic
violence' which is not only battering women but also raping them and too
often killing them worldwide. Click here to read the best report I
My job is not done yet, far from it, nor is yours:
I call you forward to help stop the rapings and killings. It is also a call
to step up
and compose an 'Awareness to not forget rape victims' song or symphony,
or a 2-dimensional artwork not bigger than 50x60 cm. or equivalent in
inches and 72 pixels or a poem and send it to:
When I received it I'll send you a very thank you email.
Depending on what I'll receive in quantity/quality. I'll decide on how
to make all public.
Thank you very much. Lets keep fighting the predators!
Gino d'Artali , chief editor.