Der Economist berichtet als eines der wenigen Medien über den Kongo, wo unsere Gattung wieder einmal zur Hochform aufläuft:
Most [rape] victims, as ever, are women and girls, some no more than toddlers, though men and boys have sometimes been targeted too. Local aid workers and UN reports tell of gang rapes, leaving victims with appalling physical and psychological injuries; rapes committed in front of families or whole communities; male relatives forced at gunpoint to rape their own daughters, mothers or sisters; women used as sex slaves forced to eat excrement or the flesh of murdered relatives. Some women victims have themselves been murdered by bullets fired from a gun barrel shoved into their vagina. Some men, says a worker for the UN’s Children’s Fund (Unicef), have been forced to simulate having sex in holes dug in the ground, with razor blades stuck inside.