Torture is torture. I’m so incredibly irritated that the “big freakout” about the abuse being dealt out to Iraqi prisoners isn’t that it’s happening, but that some of it’s being dealt out by women.
No fucking shit. Women are people too. Women can do awful, mean, terrible things. And yea, it was probably men who told them to do it in some cases, but you know what, a lot of the time, they probably felt that what they were doing was “patriotic.”
Women are Americans, too. Women were pissed off about 9/11, too. They felt they were serving their fucking country by interrogating people and treating them inhumanely, by working off religious taboos, by playing with sex. They were doing shitty things that their fellow male soldiers were doing, too. That’s what you do. That’s war. That’s torture. Anybody who thought this isn’t what they fucking voted for is wrong.
No, people shouldn’t torture other people. It’s fucking rude, whether you’re male or female. Don’t preach at me like women are supposed to be all “superior,” and that it’s perfectly fine for men to sodomize prisoners, but a woman rubbing her tits against some guy is oh-so-much-more-scandalous.
It’s shitty no matter who’s doing it. Stop freaking out based on the sex of the perpetrator, and talk about it for what it is: a bunch of Americans feeling that they were doing the right thing, being given orders by an administration who finds the Geneva Convention’s anti-torture articles incredibly quaint.