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Showing posts from December 9, 2007

In the News

There are reports today that the 10-year-old Aboriginal girl who was gang-raped by nine males was removed from a white foster family and sent home to the community where the attack occurred. The report, in The Australian, says the girl was in foster care because she had previously been sexually abused. The paper said she was returned to the Cape York community of Aurukun and was then gang-raped. The paper says social workers decided to remove the girl from her non-Indigenous foster family in Cairns because to keep her there would be tantamount to "another stolen generation". I get a feeling that this story is going to get a lot worse before it gets a lot better. HOWEVER, if it fires up black women to start tackling some of the serious (and quite frankly scary) issues related to black culture and its attitudes to women, then some good will come of it.