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Will Keystone XL Pipeline Pump Sexual Violence Into South Dakota?

Environment  (tags: women, indigenous women, violence, Keystone XL Pipeline, pollution, humans, environment, destruction, ecosystems, politics )

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The human devastation wrought by the economic energy boom in the Great Plains region may get worse for Native women.

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Kamia T (89)
Monday January 27, 2014, 6:11 pm
What good can come from keeping 1000 men in a camp, with money to burn, time on their hands and nothing to do outside of work? Of course sexual frustration and predation will follow!

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:18 pm
Thank you for sharing the news which illustrates another reason to stop that pipeline. (p, t)

Edo R (71)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 12:11 am
Thank you!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 1:15 am
It has always been the case that where ever a large body of lonely men gather camp followers and prostitutes gather also.It has ever been thus since the time of the Roman Legions.Witness the fact that even today the army take their families with them when stationed abroad.It has also been true that criminality including rape and violence against local or native women are looked upon as fair game by unscrupulous individuals.

John B (185)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 4:41 am
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Ms Pember. Just one more very important reason to halt the XL pipeline! Read and noted.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 4:56 am
Why to sacrifice the female?

Janice Thompson (183)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 5:28 am
Are we naive enough to think sexual violence is NOT in South Dakota now?

Frances Darcy (133)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 7:41 am

pam w (139)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 8:07 am
"“The average person thinks they can’t stand up to TransCanada. We have internalized this economic-predator thinking that resembles Stockholm syndrome. Since we feel powerless about corporations taking over our communities, we end up siding with these predators.”

++++++++++++++++ That is SO sad!

ewoud k (68)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 10:06 am
In fact, this is a rather general question, not just related to Keystone.

The same must be through for the tar-sands region, the fracking sites, the .... well, just go on....

. (0)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 10:13 am
Noted & posted. Even when I was drinking I never understood the attraction of drinking in some bar with overpriced watered down drinks and women who in the light of day I wouldn't notice twice. Surely you didn't think they were there to fall in love with you did you? No thanks.
It's not just S. Dakota that will experience this plague; it's wherever they go.

Scott h (4)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 11:34 am
Of course our outdated sex laws are part of the problem legalize prostitution. That would help. Start narrowing the sex crimes to a reasonable set of truly invasive actions. Revert to the old standby of the woman's slap as legal communication. Many reforms will be needed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 11:59 am
Scott Haakon@ you cannot change mentalities with laws, it's a question of education and how you see women, any woman I mean.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 3:32 pm

Joanne D (38)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 6:19 pm
The people who stand to make money from this don't care about anyone, anyone at all, who might suffer from it. They vaguely realize that real people are appalled by sex crime, so the will do their best to downplay and hide it. Otherwise, it's business as usual.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 10:10 pm
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