Monday, March 16, 2009

"Correcting" lesbians by raping them into straightness, & if that doesn't work...

This is chilling. I wish I could say that this kind of violence only happens in South Africa, but it also happens far too frequently in the United States. The Guardian newspaper reports on how South African authorities are ignoring an epidemic of "corrective" rapes of lesbians. For one soccer star and prominent campaigner for lesbian rights, the sentence imposed by her neighbors was gang rape and murder. (Stabbed 25 times.) This story is worth reading, and the video is a painful must, particularly the comments from the men who emphatically inform the reporter that raping is truly the best way to turn a lesbian into a "normal" girl.

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