Saturday, December 06, 2008

King Herod Meets Lysistrata

Papua New Guinea women kill males babies to end tribal war
By Ilya Gridneff in Port Moresby
AAP - December 01, 2008 11:04am

WOMEN in Papua New Guinea's Highland region are killing their male babies to end a tribal war that has gone on for more than 20 years.

Two women from the Eastern Highlands spoke of the slaughter to PNG's National newspaper during a three-day peace and reconciliation course in the region's capital of Goroka.

Rona Luke and Kipiyona Belas, from two warring tribes, said male infanticide reduced the cyclical payback violence infamous in Highlands tribal fights.

If women stopped producing males, their tribe's stock would go down and this would force the men to end their fight, the women said.

"All the womenfolk agreed to have all babies born killed because they have had enough of men engaging in tribal conflicts and bringing misery to them," Ms Luke said.

The women could not give a figure on how many male babies had been killed.

Ms Belas said getting food was hard as husbands kept fighting and mothers and children were left to fend for themselves.

The Salvation Army told the Australian Associated Press that women were so fed up with the ongoing violence that they were taking drastic steps.

"This situation shows the extreme frustration the women have with the men in these areas," a spokesman said.

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dcat said...

You do what you gotta do I guess!

Too bad the Arab women didn't do that same thing 30, 40, 50 years ago!!!

Most thought it and I am saying it!

Indigo Red said...

It's assumed by many that women would not fight wars, war would end and everyone would live in harmony.

That just is not true. Social and environmental pressures would be the same. The causes of wars have remained the same since the beginning - land, women, food and water. That would not change. There would still be over-demand for food, water, and other resources. There would still be need for security to protect possessions from those who have less. There would still be need for the opposite sex for a healthy continuation of the group.

Whether or not nations still exist is irrelevent. Like minded people will always join together to provide for and protect one another. The displacement of men as warriors only means that women will be the warriors. We see very plainly that women will fight and fight well as illustrated by the women serving in the US military.

Slaughter of the innocence will not end war.

dcat said...

I didn't say it would however we would have had less dipshit arabs running a much!

And yeah I believe women in combat do a great service here in the USA!

Be careful Indigo of left loons saying we killed innocent people. THIS IS WAR!!!

Indigo Red said...

Oh, I know that's not what you said. I just adding it on. Way too many people believe warfare is a guy thing when it isn't. I'm very thankful and proud of the work women have done on and off the battlefields throughout our history.

Slaughter of the innocents, for the left loons, refers to the time that King Herod had all the children in his kingdom 2yrs old and under killed for fear that any of them could be the rumored Messiah, the King of the Jews.

King Herod's action didn't stop the Messiah and the male infantacide of the Papuan women will not stop the internecine wars.

dcat said...

Fight for our freedom and support those that do!

dcat said...

Ugh I forgot about that one Indigo. As always I went off half cocked :D

dcat said...

I think though in Herod's time the women were in anguish over there children being slaughtered.

Shaka Zulu did the same to his own newborn in Africa.

Anonymous said...

The women will go to war to fight for the available men when they all reach reproduction age. Don

dcat said...

So there!

in anguish over there children being...Um used the wrong their.

Anyway it all sounds mental to me!

Indigo Red said...

That's right, Don, though in the oh, so modern 21st Century, it won't be termed so bluntly.