Inmates expose themselves and threaten rape. Male guards let them do it. By Caitlin Dickerson. Photographs by Alyssa Schukar. So are smiles.
Commuter bus terminals in Zimbabwe are slowly becoming the new battlegrounds in an undeclared war against women. Often, small gangs of touts pounce on women and girls at bus stations in major cities, accuse them of indecent dressing and sometimes strip them naked in public. Police arrested two of the attackers who are still in custody awaiting trial, but the other suspects are still at large. The public stripping of women accused of indecent dressing is the latest in a series of attacks against women in Zimbabwe based solely on gender. Other forms of gender-based violence include intimate partner or spousal violence, rape and sexual assault, pedophilia, family rape, sexual coercion and harassment, human trafficking and sexual exploitation and abuse especially of girls. As in other parts of the world, many cases of violence against women in Zimbabwe go unreported. But the few that make it into the docket books paint a troubling picture. Worse still, these cases are not always treated as crimes. Musasa Project, a group that provides shelter, legal advice, social counselling and skills training to survivors of violence, last year handled more than 21, cases of violence against women compared to 10, cases in The project processes an average of 30 to 50 cases of gender violence in its Harare office alone.
Original Research ARTICLE
Erotic humiliation is consensual psychological humiliation performed in order to produce erotic excitement or sexual arousal. This can be for either the person s being humiliated and demeaned or the person s humiliating, or both. It is sometimes performed before spectators, including pornography and webcam viewers. It may be part of BDSM and other sexual roleplay , or accompanied by the sexual stimulation of the genitals or other erotic region of one or both parties in the activity. Humiliation is a subjective issue and is dependent on context. It does not need to be sexual in nature; as with many other sexual activities, it is the feelings that are obtained from the experience that are desired, regardless of the nature of the actual activity. Usually there is a feeling of submission for the person being humiliated and dominance for the person implementing the humiliation. As with other types of dominant-submissive play, it is the submissive who is in control; the submissive sets the limits, because the submissive is free to leave if his or her demands are not met. Erotic humiliation can be done verbally, physically, or both, and can be either private or public. Some individuals assume an acting role and others prefer to be spoken to in a degrading way.
Giving and receiving pain are common in the practice of BDSM bondage-discipline, dominance-submission, and sadism-masochism. Playing a submissive role during BDSM practice weakens both the behavioral and neural empathic responses of female individuals to others' suffering, suggesting that long-term BDSM experience affects BDSM practitioners' empathic ability. This study further investigates whether physical restriction during BDSM practice also modulates individuals' neural responses to others' suffering. The neural responses recorded during 92— ms N1 , — ms P2 , — ms N2 , early late positive potential LPP, — ms , and late LPP —1, ms were included in the analyses.