Posts tagged "congo"

Congo’s Growing Problem: Men Raping Men

Congo has a new problem to add to the ever-growing list of atrocities racking the country. According to an article in The New York Times, it is now popular for men to rape other men in an effort to force Congolese communities into submission. Officials from Oxfam, Human Rights Watch, the United Nations, and several…

Annika Harris / August 5, 2009

Men In Congo Struggle With Sorcerers Stealing Penises

Some men in the Congo fear that their penises have been stolen or shrunk by sorcerers. (Guys, you were born that way! You can’t blame your small size on a sorcerer!) Reports of penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where witchcraft remains widespread, and things can get pretty violent as accusations fly. A…

Catherine Strawn / April 24, 2008