Makes for really fierce soldiers, don't you think, Megabite?
A stranger, in casual conversation about WWII, spit out his opinion that there is no way soldiers WOULDN'T rape in wartime.
We (husband and wife) were taken aback. We could only conclude he was carrying a very heavy memory. And quite a bit of anger.
This, and some wartime rape stories I've been told but will never repeat, make me wonder whose big idea it was to interfere with OTHER people's most intimate feelings.
Far from it being a religious 'test', I can only believe it is mindless savagery.
Point taken about the rape of males, too, Megabite. I'd like to add the sorrows of the elderly who think they are 'beyond' intimate feelings, and the bitter pill it is to swallow when, and if, they suspect the true cause of their bereavement.
The life and joy-smothering effects of such a practice are mind-boggling.