The Rape Of The Philippines: A Vicious Cycle

Before we begin, let me repost here a very intriguing question I found on the Get Real Philippines community page, all credit goes to Mr. Jakeson Lloyd Eudela and his sources:

SCENARIO: A woman who was wearing just a sando and short shorts (w/out bra) was walking across a dark alley in the middle of night. Then a man came to her and raped her then the man killed her. The next day, the news that a woman was raped because of her clothes she was wearing appeared on TV, newspaper and even social media. You are one of those who read the news. What would be your reaction?
A. It was the victim’s (the woman) fault. Because she wore clothes which would provoke feelings of sexual desire to a man which then caused her misfortune.
B. It was the fault of the suspect (the rapist) because he did not resisted his desire and that the crime is solely the liability of the criminal only.
C. Both. Although it is true that it is the fault of the rapist, the clothes the woman wore was also to blame.

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In case you’re wondering, I actually answered C although I am willing to say that I’m not exactly blaming the woman for the incident but I will still say that she should’ve known better. For instance, everyone with a shred of common sense knows that wearing jewelry in a shady part of the city will probably get you mugged or that wearing shabby clothes to a party won’t earn you many friends there. While the woman in the scenario above might not have anticipated what happened next and that the rapist should not be excused in any way for his crimes, I still think that the woman should’ve thought her attire over if she was going to more questionable parts of the city.

Anyway, so on to my point. I believe this is a scenario that is also relevant to the Filipino people, especially at this point in time. Do take note that as I write this, China continues to insist that many of our western islands are their sovereign territory and have built military installations on them and the insurgents of the south continue to clamor for the passing of the BBL which will undoubtedly allow them to take complete control over the island of Mindanao. In short, our country is again being raped like in the time of the Spanish, Americans or Japanese or is at least under the threat of rape.

Unfortunately, like the woman above, much of the troubles that have come our way are a result of our own foolishness in terms of our decision-making. For instance, we choose unqualified individuals to be our leaders without first considering the possible consequences of what their regimes would do to us. We like to flaunt the beauty and wealth of our country but unfortunately lack the military capabilities to defend our resources from those who would rape our beloved country. What’s worse is that we’ve been having the same kind of problems for decades now but have learned very little and continue to make the same mistakes throughout the years.

[Photo courtesy The Baltimore Sun.]

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William Beene
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While America may have “Raped” the Philippines in the beginning, at least the Philippines received a kiss afterwards and they went on to become close, yet at times, uncomfortable friends. Quezon said it best , I would rather have the Philippines run like hell by Filipinos, than run like heaven by Americans. I believe he got his wish. And I also believe, he would not like what he would see if he were alive today ……..In 1905, Fred W. Atkinson, the first General Superintendent of education in the Philippines said ” The Filipino’s are incapable of self government;in their affairs… Read more »
T
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i’ve always thought of quezon’s quote as an overly optimistic view on the potential of the philippines (at his time of course), so i do not hold it against him. the nation was indeed very promising at the time, as you could see of old-timey post-ww2 photographs and stories shared by our parents/grandparents.
as for the rape of the country itself, do not forget the filipinos who prostitute the country in the first place.

09Hyden00776Toro
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If you are not a Rapist. Why would you hide and wait in a dark alley,to wait, for a woman to rape? Alluring attires, or no alluring aatires; Rapist rapes woman. Because, rape is dominance…over any woman… The Philippines is a Willing Victim of those predatory countries. Our leaders are incompetent. The people are gullible. The country is vulnerable, for its territories to be invaded by another country. We have a President , who is a Coward. We have an AFP Chief of Staff, whose name is “Catapang”; but is truly a “KaDuwag”… BBL Law promoted by Aquino and Roxas,… Read more »
sorbet
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There are few militaries in the world that can take on the chinese right now. To say that if someone other than pnoy won the 2010 elections we would be able to fight china now just smacks of ignorance. i’m sorry.

778Hayden000777Toro
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Argentina fought with Great Britain in the Falkland War. Great Britain retained the Malvinas Island. However, one of its modern fighting warship was sunked , by Argentine pilots.

Israel is a small country…surrounded by Arab countries, who are enemies. Yet, the Arabs, think twice in messing with Israel.

Aquino is a coward, and is incompetent. Look at his behavior during the Luneta Chinese tourist hostage. Catapang or KaDuwag is afraid to fight the MILF/ISIS/Al Queda in Mindanao…he cannot even defeat them with overwhelming forces..

BigKahuna
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You pointed out exactly what the Philippines is missing, a spine.

T
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israel is an exception. they probably are the most well trained soldiers on the planet (mossad ftw), with one of the most advanced military tech on the globe (thanks to their dedication to science research, they can afford to swap tech with superpowers such as the u.s.). a fellow ofw and i once had a debate, he claimed that the philippine army as a force to reckon with (he was an ex-ranger). i replied perhaps, since they are trained in guerilla warfare, something foreign for most developed countries (same reason why the US lost the vietnam war). but since then… Read more »
Cezar
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You the author should have known better by comparing apples and oranges by using this comparison. I going to tell what I think to make it simple for everybody . Thus woman us a weak person , no means to fight off any attackers,,, so she will lose all the time who ever attacked her . Her provoking clothes does not have nothing to do of her being raped or killed .. She is weak … The Philippines is the same . Small, no resources to fight its invaders , their braveness is not good enough although they tried .… Read more »
BigKahuna
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This scenario happens all the time. However, putting any blame on the victim is inexcusable. The aggressor take all the blame. As a metaphor for the current situation in the Philippines, I do not think that there is any comparison. This has been the result of decades of political incompetence, false sense of pride and ignorance when it comes to international politics. If the Philippines were to gain any respect in the world stage, they will do the exact same thing that china is doing. But the Philippine government doesn’t have the balls to do what it has to because… Read more »
99Hayden00777Toro
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Vietnam defeated America in the Vietnam war. It also defeated France, in its war of independence.

The Philippines has resources; its people have talent, skills and intelligence. However, we exported them as OFW.

The modernization fund of the AFP, was used by Aquino in his Pork Barrel bribery, PDAF, DAP,etc..Aquino SQUANDERED the opportunities and resources of our country…

zaxx
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Viva Vietnam! Do they have balls and a spine fore sale there?

Go RICO
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AGREED, zaxx. Vietnamese are VERY tough. I was in the Vietnam War then went to work in the Sinai Desert with the Israeli Army.

From experience I can tell you they’re both mentally tough, highly trained, lots of spine and no fear.

marius
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>> “The world doesn’t care for whiners”. I agree, BigKahuna. I generally like Grimwald’s writing, but the rape metaphor is tasteless at best. If anyone is raping the Philippines, it’s Filipinos. While they get all in a lather about insignificant islands in the middle of nowhere – which are of no military relevance to them because they have no functioning military – the rest of the country is being slowly fucked over by ignorant peasants and greedy (local) businessmen, who go around slashing, burning, and spraying poisons. The country is turning into a desertified, toxic wasteland. I’m not defending the… Read more »
george
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I can never understand why Filipinos believe that the Spratley islands are part of the Philippines. Marcos invaded them from 68- 76 after oil was discovered there. The Philippines holds it by force. They have no legal right to the are as no country but the Philippines believed it to be terra nullius. Whether it belongs to China , Vietnam or Malaysia is a separate issue. As for military prowess, the Philippines is no Vietnam, it has never in its long history won a war against a professional army. Filipinos point to their one success but fail to mention failures… Read more »
d_forsaken
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Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.

Go RICO
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Hi, Grimwald. To begin, my deepest regrets and sympathies to the family of the woman who was raped, killed, then publicly humiliated in the press for her inappropriate dress. Life is cheap in Philippines compared to the priceless sense of morality and arrogant judgement of others. Where’s the outrage and righteous indignation that Anthoni Salim III, an individual from Indonesia, took control of PLDT, SMART and Meralco? Were the Stewards and Captains of Philippines Industry dressed inappropriately or too seductively while stumbling around in the dark? Or did our leaders allow Philippines to be raped for a price? Whether we’re… Read more »
DFS
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it is the creepy scumbags fault. Any Man that can not control himself and must rape and murder simply because he see’s a ‘hottie’ walkin down the street is not even a Man, but a rabid dog. Kill the creepy scumbag and send his family the bill for the bullet.

yawn
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If you actually done some research before you wrote you would have found out that rape is about power, control, anger, rage and not about sex.

It has nothing to do with the way women dress. The gratification is only temporary due to a release of anger, then the rapist seeks another victim.

With your fucked up mind you should move to Afghanistan join the Taliban because you would fit right in.

Go RICO
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Hi, Yawn. Grimwald’s really smart, so my guess is his scenario was to provoke thought and stimulate conversation, not blaming the victim exclusively, unlike the News Media.

Thanks for sharing your info on the psychological make up of rapists, and I’m sure you didn’t mean to imply that anyone on GRP is in that category.

Regardless of your intent, I would discourage wishing the Taliban or Afghanistan on anyone. Please reconsider.

yawn
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When i need your advice i will ask

yawn
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What are you reading then? no where does he mention the psychological make up of rapists.

Go RICO
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Hey Yawn, like marius, I’m beginning to wonder what is wrong with you. My first comment to you was an attempt to get you to chill a little about claiming Grimwald is like the Taliban. You’re the one that I was addressing talking about the psychological make up of rapists ie: “If you actually done some research before you wrote you would have found out that rape is about power,control, anger, rage and not about sex” AND 40% of all rapes occur within a one mile radius of the victims home” AND “A serial rapist in the U.K broke into… Read more »
Go RICO
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Agreed

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