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Icky, but Interesting! [Dec. 22nd, 2005|05:04 pm]
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The jaws of African fire ants are used as sutures for wounds in Kenya, Uganda, and parts of South Africa. After an operation is performed, an ant is allowed to bite into the two flaps of skin along the line of the incision. The ant’s body is then twisted off, leaving the head with it’s mandables locked into the skin like a stitch. A number of these miniature “stitches” are placed along a wound. During the healing process, they closely resemble modern surgical stitching.

[User Picture]From: theslaughtered
2005-12-22 03:08 pm (UTC)
That country help promt me to write my latest LJ entry. That is the country that takes children from their homes and puts them in the millitary or sex slave service. Those girls are mutulated and most likely tortured with those ants as well.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-22 05:10 pm (UTC)
Which country? Kenya, Uganda or South Africa? It's horrific what people do to children all over the world. Sex slavery is an international problem that is not given anywhere near the press that it should be, or the attention that it should to try and correct it.
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[User Picture]From: theslaughtered
2005-12-22 10:43 pm (UTC)
Uganda. It is given the proper amout of international press, it's just the United States media usually never discusses it because of the very lucrative campaign on selling sex to people of all ages in this country.

The BBC World had this story of a girl who was kidnapped, made into a sex slave, and a TWELVE YEAR OLD BOY, also who had been kidnapped and put into the rebel millita took a razor and cut off her lips and ears!
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[User Picture]From: nonamenogain
2005-12-23 02:03 am (UTC)
This is the kind of thing that gets stuck in my brain dammit, and it makes me hurt inside, but I want to see how I could possibly have dealt with it myself, so I want to hear more about what she went through. Also, how did they find out about it? Is she still a slave, and he still in the militia? I wonder how he'll get over the guilt of disfiguring her later, or any of the other things he undoubtedly has done.
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[User Picture]From: theslaughtered
2005-12-23 02:36 am (UTC)
She was somehow freed, she currently has a child and husband. She also was given a sugery to give her lips to help restore dignity. It was hprrific, she said whenever it got windy everythinbg would fly into her mouth, she couldn't eat without things falling out. It really get's me how someone can to that to another.

As for the boy who did it, they didn't say who he was or anything else about him for that matter. All I can guess is he must be in the same boat as all the nazi soldiers who tortured, degraded and killed the Jews in WWII. Do they feel guilt? Obviously they musthave been brainwashed to a certan degree to do those things in the first place, or was it just more of a follow the crowd thing? Once everybody stopped doing it they saw how bad it was because eveybody told thme that?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-23 08:38 am (UTC)
Jesus. *sigh*
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