OT: stressed women

although Afghanistan is horrible to women, Iran is the stuff of nightmares.

Iran Uses Rape to Enforce Women’s Modesty

Iran is not the only country globally to use rape and the fear of rape as a psychological weapon to intimidate its population into ‘moral’ behaviour, and as an acknowledged and (long-term) unprevented aspect of societal punishment, going back at least 5 decades.


A meta-analysis published in 2004 found… 7% claimed that they had been raped in their current facility.

A 1992 estimate from the Federal Bureau of Prisons conjectured that between 9 and 20 percent of inmates had been sexually assaulted. Studies in 1982 and 1996 both concluded that the rate was somewhere between 12 and 14 percent; the 1996 study, by Cindy Struckman-Johnson, concluded that 18 percent of assaults were carried out by prison staff. A 1986 study by Daniel Lockwood put the number at around 23 percent for maximum security prisons in New York.