In Rwandan, Africa over a span of one hundred days around 500,000–1,000,000 Rwandans was killed. Half a million were raped. Rwandan genocide was the Hutu trying to wipe out the Tutsi population. The cartoon I choose is from a Hutu perspective and part of Hutu propaganda. The picture is of a United Nation solider allowing the Tutsi women to hang all over him. This was because the Tutsi women were thought of being very sexual and seductive. They described the Tutsi women of having thin noises so in the picture they made sure to point that out so everyone would know they were Tutsi. There was a similar image that portrayed Tutsi women having sex with three Belgian paratroopers. Members of the military were banded from marrying Tutsi women, and Tutsi women were portrayed as arrogant, ugly and viewing Hutu men as inferior. The realty is this was not true and instead the Tutsi women were rapped and sexually mutilated.
Under our human rights, I found that article one and two relate to these issues the strongest. Article one is about “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” the Tutsi women are not being born free, they are being look down about because of their sex, race, and status which goes against article two. Human rights are what make us human, without them people turn into animals.
I feel a strong manner about genocides because I am Jewish and in world war two their was even a larger genocide that took places for years. The human rights were stripped of my people just like the Tutsi. To this day I will not get a tattoo because the Jewish people had a number tattoo on them against their will.
It is crazy to think about how a group of people can come together and follow a group to cause harm. In my religion we say we must never forget the holocaust because we must remember so it can never happen again. It is very sad to me that another genocide happened years later. When watching the documentary, I noticed that the people that were there from other countries ran away from the difficulty instead of trying to help stop the problem. I felt very bad for the man in the documentary because that must be so frustrating to want to stop people murdering other people and then having no back up or reinforcements.