As I hope most people know, rape is tool of violence and oppression, not of sex. And in a situation of civil upheaval, women become the targets of those who seek to impose their will on the entire country. The increased incidence of rape in Kenya due to the ethnic strife there has led to a surge in the need for emergency contraception and rape counseling.
It is easy to feel helpless regarding violence elsewhere in the world, and to retreat into apathy. Please fight the apathy by donating to Planned Parenthood's Kenya relief effort.
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