Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Corrective" rape

Yep. That's what they're calling it. How do we help fix this?

Because the idea that a woman would be "cured" from lesbianism by getting raped...well, I don't know where to BEGIN to discuss how many things are wrong with that.

I'm angry.

8 comments:

Chorus said...

My god.

Katherine E. said...

I didn't want to go to the link you provided, but I did.

With Chorus: Oh my God.

I ... this is just...I can't find words that express my horror sufficiently.

Cecilia said...

I feel ill.

INTPanentheist said...

Yeah; I've been reading about this in random places on the internet for about the past year, and, um.

Just, no. Epic fail, people.

Then again, in all fairness, it's an extension of the view that all women are available to men, or should be, and since lesbians are, by definition, even less available to men than pickier straight women, it's even more offensive to them.

I think it breaks their brains or something. The solution, to people like this, when something breaks their brain, is to attack, and rape is the most effective way to attack. I think they could care less about correcting; it's more the concept that they are proving to themselves that the bodies of these women are available to them, and all the better by force.

Catherine + said...

I am so with Chorus, Katherine E and Cecilia on this...its despicable but that doesn't even define it...God have mercy...

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I feel sick. This is so horrifying.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

My mouth is hanging open.

Processing Counselor said...

I blogged about this at my place. Why was I not suprised ...