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Boko Haram Gendercide: A Vote Of No Confidence In The United Nations

From The Outset, I Propose that AVfM at the Detroit conference take a vote of no confidence in The United Nations due to the Institutionalised Gender Bias and Institutional Sexism that has been known for many years and which The United Nations have failed to address. In parallel, AVfM should call for censure of Ban Ki-moon as Secretary General for the failures since appointed 01 Jan 2007.

The failures of national governments, other governments (USA, UK, Europe, The Whole Of Africa) and transnational organisations such as The United Nations is simply yet another example of Institutional Misandry and the politicisation of male disposability.

The United Nations has made boys and men vanish in their internal paperwork – just as they did for decades over sexual assault (See AVfM Wiki – Misandry In International Law). When you look at the latests publications from the UN Security Council dated 22 May 2014 the invisibility of male victims is clear.


Boko Haram is responsible for a series of major terrorist attacks, including a wave of bombings in Kano, Nigeria in January 2012 that killed more than 180 people in a single day. Another major attack was the August 26, 2011 bomb attack on the United Nations headquarters in Abuja that killed at least 21 people and wounded scores more. The group was also responsible for the December 25, 2011 attack on the Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, that killed at least 37 and wounded approximately 50

Since summer 2012 Boko Haram has undertaken a campaign of violence against Nigerian schools and students. In June 2013, the group attacked schools in Maiduguri and Damaturu, Nigeria, killing at least 22* children; in July, an attack on a school in the village of Mamudo, Nigeria killed at least 42* people, most of them students. On September 29, 2013 Boko Haram attacked an agricultural school in Yobe, Nigeria, shooting dead 50* students in their dormitory as they slept.

On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram abducted approximately 300 girls from a school in northern Nigeria. Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for the attack in a video released by Boko Haram and threatened to sell the girls into slavery. Boko Haram militants subsequently attacked a staging base for rescuers on May 5, 2014, killing an additional 310 people.

Security Council – SC/11410

* indicates exclusively male victim – Gender-based Violence .

Gendercide is gender-selective mass killing. The term was first used by Mary Anne Warren in her 1985 book, Gendercide: The Implications of Sex Selection. Gendercide, the ultimate for of gender-related violence. 

There has been the social meme and idiom of long standing that rape should be viewed as “A fate worse than death”. It is possible to recover from rape and many other traumas, but from death there is no recovery and likening rape to death on gendered lines is sexism and manifest gendered bias.

Boko Haram have been an emergent issue in Nigeria since 1995 – with media attention occurring in 2002. The United Nations Itself have been targeted by Boko Haram – 2011 Abuja United Nations bombing, in which 21 died and over 60 were injured. One would expect the United Nations to have been interested in the safety of their own employees and agents and interested in fully grasping the nature of such a threat. Ban Ki-moon described the attack as an “assault on those who devote themselves to helping others”.

The gendered nature of the violence and deaths is ignored and the fact that the dead victims were male is simply brushed over. Gendercide is tacitly accepted as the price of  doing business, provided the dead are all male.

The UN is clear – men and boys are less valuable than girls and women – male are less noteworthy and gendered violence against males is not to be treated as significant.

This shows that the UN fails to meet its own mandates under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which reads:

Article 2.

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3.

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 7.

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

The abject, deliberate and institutional failures of the United Nations from Ban Ki-moon as Secretary General through the Security Council (China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Argentina, Australia, Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Rwanda) to even address the gendered nature of the Boko Haram Violence brings the whole United Nations into disrepute.

If you search Google and other search providers for references to Gender-based Violence and the United Nations every returned result is for violence against women. There is a complete negation of even the possibility that men can be subjected to violence along gendered lines and simply because they are male.

Of most concern is the following UN Policy Document is Ignored and not addressed:


(2012) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – Source

The document commits The UN and all partners to addressing Gender-Based Violence against boys and men, and yet it seems that someone forget to send out the memo from UNHCR Geneva to the rest of The United Nations.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a term used to describe any harmful act that is perpetrated against a person’s will, and that is based on socially ascribed differences between males and females. The Violence of murder based upon being solely male is the most extreme form of Gender-based violence and yet this extreme violence is unrecognised and un-commented upon.

However the United Nations have rejected the term Gender-based violence (GBV) and use The term Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), saying:

“Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)1is a particularly disturbing phenomenon which exists in all regions of the world. The term refers to any harmfulact that is perpetratedagainst one person’s will and that is based on socially ascribed(gender) differences between males and females.It includes acts that inflict physical, mental, or sexual harm or suffering, threats of such acts, coercion and other deprivations of liberty,whether occurring in public or in private life.”

Action against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. 2011

The constant linking of gender-based violence to sexual violence causes perception to be skewed in only seeing the female victim and never the male, even when he has suffered sexual violence and rape

It is most odd that internally the United Nations should create and maintain this link when Authorities advising globally do the opposite:

What is gender violence?
Gender violence is violence that is targeted at women or men because of their sex and/or their socially constructed gender roles. Gender violence disproportionately affects the members of one sex more than another. The recent conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda have seen many examples of gender violence. Examples include: the forcible recruitment of young boys into the army who are put through violent indoctrination, and then made to perform suicidal missions in order to prove their masculinity; and the killing of pregnant women by the slashing of their wombs and removal of their fetuses.

What is the difference between gender violence and sexual violence?
Sexual violence is violence which includes a sexual element, such as rape, enforced prostitution, sexual slavery, or sexual mutilation. Gender violence is usually manifested in a form of sexual violence, but can also include non-sexual physical or psychological attacks on women, men or children, as in the examples above.

The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice – the International Criminal Court (ICC)

It has to be asked why the United Nations in its practices, policies and publications still fails to work with the rest of the world, with academics and institutions set up by the UN – such as The International Criminal Court – why is the UN out of step with international Human Rights and ignoring gendercide, the ultimate gender-based violence when the victims are boys and men?

This is the same pattern of Institutional Fail articulated by Lara Stemple in her 2009 paper “Male Rape and Human Rights” in which she observes:

I show that numerous instruments in the human rights canon, including U.N. treaties, resolutions, consensus documents, and general comments address sexual violence while explicitly excluding male victims. I argue that the female-specific approach is best understood in the political context in which these instruments were developed:


That same negation is all too evident in SC/11410, May 2014.

The negation of the male is Political and not simply institutional failure – it is a product of decades of promoting gender bias within the United Nations, and the results have now become embedded in society, media and mainstream politics – The Disposable Male is here and global, and it’s time for boys and men to be recognised as victims and named as such when gender-based violence, especially gendercide occurs.

All institutions and governments which fail to address the reality of this gendered violence should be called out as in disrepute and where possible also called to account under the internal laws of each country and under any treaties or legal instruments that exist.

A vote of no confidence in The United Nations and public censure of secretary Ban Ki-moon should be recorded, and on each occasion that The UN again ignores gendercide and gender-related violence it should be brought back for public consideration, attention and calls for action.

Authors Note: as of time of writing (08 June 2014) the only news coverage located by search engine which featured “Boko Haram” and the term Gendercide was from Live Action News (MAY 30, 2014) – NIGERIAN LEADERS PLAN ABORTIONS FOR BOKO HARAM VICTIMS; NO OTHER ALTERNATIVES DISCUSSED. The article makes the following claim;

“The Boko Haram tragedy has drawn attention to the plight of women on a global level. Human trafficking, sex slavery, gendercide, female infanticide and abandonment — they are all real and thriving occurrences on an international level. The need for real feminist voices (like Malala Yousafzai‘s) is as imminent today as it was during suffrage and the misogynistic antics of yesteryear.”

This incorrectly co-opts the term gendercide implying that it relates to the kidnapped girls and removes focus from the actual victims who are all male. Co-opting language and denying of reality has growing recognition as The Misandric Antics Of Today.

Image Credit: “UN security council 2006” by Hu Totya – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

  • guber

    Right on. Now lets actually send this to someone who will read it.

    • Victor Zen

      Did you read it?

      • guber

        sure did … did I miss anything.

  • Victor Zen

    Can someone remind me why we have the UN again?

    No, seriously, I want to know. These fuckers were useless when Bosnians were being lined up in shot by Serbs during the Srebrenica massacre, they were useless when the Tutsi were being sliced into ribbons in Rwanda, and they were useless in –insert absolutely fucking anything here–.

    Maybe I’m just being stupid here, but after watching the UN’s operations across the past couple decades, I think their process looks something like this.

    1. Hear about something really bad happening to people.
    2. Hold a press conference and gasp loudly on camera.
    3. Pretend to do something.
    4. Argue about liability until at least 500,000 more people are smushed into hamburger.
    5. Send soldiers out to pretend to do something,
    6. Have everyone stand there like assholes while everyone dies.
    7. Cry a little bit.
    8. Make up something to publish that makes you look less pathetic.

    9. Sit back and smile while people cite your work as if you actually have experience.
    10. Get money.

    Am I on the mark here? Did I leave anything out?

    • http://menaregood.com/ Tom Golden

      Sounds about right to me. I am thinking that the UN needs to relocate away from NYC and take up residence in Nigeria.

      • OldandNavy

        I would LOVE to see the UN expelled. They can headquarters in Beijing.

        China can afford a white elephant.

        • guber

          Yes, when G.W.Bush started there were such rumors and I still didn’t get it so I thought it was just some right-wing morons, little did I realize how much these folks have understood.

        • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

          A world without the U.N. would be a major step backwards.

          • GeorgeOlduvai

            Why’s that exactly? As Victor pointed out, they do nothing other than mug for the cameras, write stern letters, and grub for cash.

      • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

        The whole problem with the U.N. is that they don’t have much ”real power”, every member sees it as a corporation of ALL the other countries against them, to a U.S. American the U.N. = the world except for America, to a Chinese person the U.N. = the world except for China, to a Dutchman the U.N. = the whole world except for the Netherlands. It doesn’t look like it does anything to work towards improving anything, the only thing it has actually done since it was started was create wars, it doesn’t disable wars, it enables countries to go to war and now get even more help. In this day and age there are simply too many countries, and most of them don’t work, all the U.N. is doing is enabling these failed states to exist.

    • crydiego

      I could only give you one up-vote but you deserve a thousand!

    • OldandNavy

      You are dead on, Mr. Zen. I voted no confidence in the Unworthy Non-actors years ago.

      • OldandNavy

        Well, they act…some….but there seems to always be “for women” in the title of it.

    • guber

      yes indeed, you only forgot a few things:

      11. Implement feminist policies and brainwashing in the respective countries.
      12. Implement environmentalist policies, and general progressive/socialist policies that lead to more crony corporatism.

    • Guest

      I think the UN exists, to allow governments and the super wealthy, the ability of veiled collusion against the interests of their populations. Isn’t eugenics the rage amongst many of these people? Well, the realization that you can allow the slaughter of men, in many countries and no one bats an eye, is Machiavellian synchronicity. You can also use such a precedent; especially combined with other indoctrinations like Feminism, to convey the notion in more “civilized” nations, that male life has lesser value and can be transgressed against. Driving a further wedge into concepts of inalienable rights and breaking down resistance, preemptively. Force this mentality globally, then there can be no counterpoint and the conditioning holds. These people are like globalist wannabe neo-nobility trying to force unacceptable terms on humanity; there is no valid excuse for their existence.

      • Introspectre

        Can a mod delete this reply please? I decided to make a separate comment because it got too big for a reply. For some reason when I clicked post, on my new comment, it posted my reply further down (which I hadn’t cleared), instead of my new comment. I deleted this reply, but when I came back it was posted as guest anyway, wth?

    • Bewildered

      Get whatever money you can squeeze out of overemotional morons.

    • Bewildered

      You have done it ! Now the UN will brand you a hater !

    • TARP!

      The UN has been a waste of time ever since the arab-israeli war where they made all kinds of resolutions and then did nothing when they were ignored.

      If you want to make resolutions and have anyone care about them, you then have to back them up. Like Jack Donovan said in his essay “Violence is Golden”:

      “Without action, words are just words. Without violence, laws are just words.”

  • Shamednomore

    If Nigeria were oil rich like Iraq, a resolution authorizing force would have quickly been passed allowing the western nations to go in and stop the horrendous gendercide of the poor boys…and of course to bring the girls home to.

    • alex brown

      If Nigeria was oil rich, they would use the pretext of genocide to invade, they would invade and secure the oil and not do anything about the genocide.

      Also the invasion would end up killing more people than the armed groups they used as a pretext to invade.

      • Shamednomore

        Absolutely, this is what happened in Iraq and today they are worse off for our meddling in their affairs. Their oil is flowing freely at the expense of human suffering which benefits others. Given the UNs track record for involvement, or the lack thereof, in resolving crisis within nations, we should all be critical of their motives.

  • DukeLax

    The worlds most powerful and Elite, understand that one way to harvest male labor???? keep them dumb and down, break them when they are young boys…break them from the family structure, divide them from one another……and they will be so broken they will never stand up for themselves.

    • DukeLax

      Im an American that believes in free enterprise…but what America has regressed into over the last 20 years …is a sort of federal pork bloating dollars dependent …..bureaucratic pork- ocracy!!!

      • DukeLax

        Federal pork bloating dollars…..are like a heroin habit. You first start using for entertainment…than you get hooked on the shit!!! American law enforcement are now hooked on the federal pork bloating dollars….and will manufacture any statistic they want…in order to get another hit of pork!!!

  • crydiego

    Great and timely article, thank you.

  • Phil McCracken

    I will vote “No Confidence” in the U.N., the E.U. and the U.S. government of which I am a citizen. Not that it matters, today.

  • Introspectre

    I think the UN exists, to allow governments, corporations, bankers and the super wealthy, the
    ability of veiled collusion against the interests of their populations.
    Isn’t eugenics all the rage, amongst many of these people? Well, the
    realization that you can allow the slaughter of countless men, in many countries
    and no one bats an eye, is Machiavellian synchronicity. You can also use
    such a precedent; especially combined with other indoctrinations like
    Feminism, to convey the notion in more “civilized” nations, that male
    life has lesser value and can be transgressed against. Driving a further
    wedge, into concepts of inalienable rights and breaking down, those most likely to resist corruption,
    preemptively. An example of such tolerated transgressions, would be private prisons,
    with their legally sanctioned use of virtual slave labor; or the lack of
    will to prevent male prison rape. Another example, is the apparent will to
    criminalize men, for just about anything the system can get away with.
    Which, is probably connected, to the desire to fill those private
    prisons. Force this mentality globally, (the UN) then there can be no
    counterpoint and the conditioning holds. These people are like globalist
    wannabe neo-nobility, trying to force unacceptable terms on humanity;
    there is no valid excuse for their existence. Sounds conspiratorial, I know but conspiracy, has been the way of the powerful, for all of human history. Why would it be different now?

  • Dan Slezak

    I don’t understand how they can ignore the fact that boys are being selected out for murder. That is gendercide. What else can it be called?
    These world organizations, that are vested in the circumcision drive over there, are the same way. They wont go too Nigeria, unless they can make money off of it.

    • Peter Wright

      The UN cares deeply about genitally mutilating boys, but turns its back on their murders.

      Nothing like a handsomely circumcised corpse.

  • napocapo69

    Excellent article, it is time that we focus who is spreading misandry since the late ’80 across the world.
    It is the UN with its Gender Mainstreaming strategy, that it is institutionalized misandry.
    Men have to disapperar form public discourse as victims, nad masculinity has to be be highlighted as a social risk. The life of boys and men it is a calculated cost in a planet-scale social engineering project, where nations do not exist anymore, and thus not even indentities, not even the individual identity.
    Have a look at the web pages of UN working groups, and you will see how much they care about men and boys.

    • Dagda Mór

      Yeah I don’t think this can be overstated. These radical feminist groups literally gained and were installed into political power by the UN. From some local research:

      By far the most significant development in Ireland at this time was
      the setting up of the Council for the Status of Women (CSW) in 1972
      (known today as the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI)). [NB primary movers behind the Istanbul Convention, the European VAWA]

      In order to trace the origin of the Council, we must examine the
      role of The United Nations (UN), which had been laying down the
      blueprint for these Councils in a series of World Conferences,
      culminating with Mexico City 1975. Women’s groups, in response to a UN
      Directive which encouraged all non-governmental women’s organisations to
      lobby their respective governments to set up a National Commission on
      the Status of Women (Connolly, 1997: 555).

      By 1987 the government was required to report back to the United
      Nations. The report was prepared by the Department of the Taoiseach and
      was a statement of progress over the previous fifteen years. What it
      stated was very revealing. The activities of the Council, it said, were
      to liaise between government departments and women’s organisations; to
      press for the implementation of the Report of the Commission; to
      consider any legislative proposals of concern to women and to examine
      and contest cases of discrimination against women (Department of the
      Taoiseach, 1987). What the report reveals is that through the activities
      of the Council, women’s groups have been placed at the very heart of
      government, with a mandate to press for the implementation of their
      agenda by targeting legislation.

  • Peter Wright

    Thanks for penning this piece, Isaac – it’s a keeper. Lets hope it reaches the eyes of the mainstream media and governmental bodies who, I hope, will start talking about male gendercide in Nigeria (and elsewhere).

    • https://twitter.com/TicklishQuill Isaac T. Quill

      It is very interesting to look at gendercide.org and their case studies page. They show that over history the majority of gendercide events have been targeted at males.

      The Anfal Campaign (Iraqi Kurdistan) – Male Targets
      Armenia (1915-17) – Male Targets
      Bangladesh (1971) – Male And female Targets, dispassionate Young Male Victims
      Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-95) – Male Targets
      Colombia – targeting males (including male children) selectively and overwhelmingly
      Kashmir/Punjab/The Delhi Massacre – younger men overwhelmingly targeted
      Kosovo (1999) – systematic targeting of the “battle-age” male population for mass execution
      The Montreal Massacre (1989) – female targets
      Rwanda (1994) – overwhelmingly Tutsi and moderate Hutu males
      The Srebrenica Massacre (1995) – separated civilian men killed en masse

      Boko Haram ? When will it be added

  • Robert Franklin

    Can someone tell me if the New York Times even reported last week’s killing of 400-500 men and boys by Boko Haram in Cameroon? I’ve looked, and haven’t seen an article, but I missed a couple of days.

    • https://twitter.com/TicklishQuill Isaac T. Quill

      Yes it seems they did and they even managed to mention gendercide of male children – though the concern seems to be for the mothers and not the murdered boys. What else is new – male disposability from birth?

      “Some of the people, they tried to escape to the bush, and they followed them,” he said. “Women that were carrying male children, they would kill the child.”

      Nigerian Sect Kills Villagers Along Border

      By ADAM NOSSITERJUNE 5, 2014

      • Mark Wharton

        I’m shocked that slipped through to be published. Someone is gonna get fired.

      • Robert Franklin

        Isaac – Thanks for the info. Amazingly, the NYT article nowhere mentions that the people killed were male and actually suggests otherwise, as when it quotes one man saying they killed “almost all the people gathered in the village.” Most remarkable is this quotation: “This week’s attacks appeared to follow a familiar pattern of retaliation against villagers who resisted the sect, and the deadliest of them mimicked the mass abduction of schoolgirls in the same area in April that has focused global attention on Boko Haram…”
        How the kidnapping of the girls constitutes “the deadliest of them,” is hard to figure.
        And of course, unlike the half dozen or so articles on the kidnappings, no follow-ups, no editorials or op-eds. And of course gender warrior Nicholas Kristof is MIA.

  • Mark Samenfink

    I agree it’s time for a vote of no confidence on chancellor valorum. But seriously, this failing by the UN is downright obscene.

  • http://www.angryharry.com/ Angry Harry

    What people need to understand is that “equality” is defined by these international groups as being a state wherein women are doing better than men. If not, a state of equality is said not to exist, and so more help must be given to women; e.g. see …


    • Mike Hunt

      Nice to see Angry Harry is now a mod here.

  • Krolll

    Yet, at a summit against sexual violence in wartime, men and boys were specifically mentioned as victims, for the first time, i think. Then again it was neatly placed between ‘the standalone goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment’ to ‘further integrate gender equality and advance the status of women and girls in all aspects of our diplomatic work’. And on top the realisation of a ‘Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative’ by the American government.’ So most remains ‘feminist business as usual.’
    The Dutch NGO War Child published a report on sexual violence against men and boys as a weapon of war. It seems at least some progress is made…

  • Sadman365

    Another massacre committed again today against MEN and BOYS in Iraq where dozens of new police recruits were kidnapped by terrorists and machine-gunned in cold blood but the world is silent of course since those who were massacred didn’t have the holy vagina between their legs. They were just men, disposable men. Let the whole human race go to hell.