"Curing" Lesbians by Raping Them

An article published on the Guardian on Thursday 12 March reveals that one of the leading football female players has been raped and stabbed 25 times for being a Lesbian:

The partially clothed body of Eudy Simelane, former star of South Africa’s acclaimed Banyana Banyana national female football squad, was found in a creek in a park in Kwa Thema, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Simelane had been gang-raped and brutally beaten before being stabbed 25 times in the face, chest and legs. As well as being one of South Africa’s best-known female footballers, Simelane was a voracious equality rights campaigner and one of the first women to live openly as a lesbian in Kwa Thema… Human rights campaigners say it is characterised by what they call “corrective rape” committed by men behind the guise of trying to “cure” lesbians of their sexual orientation.

It is important to see that precisely because she’s open as a Lesbian and activist that she was subjected to this “corrective” criminal reaction in her society. Like in Lebanon, where gays and Lesbians have their NGOs, bars and night clubs mostly in Beirut and some are openly activists for their rights that we heard of  two gay couple had been subjected to similar criminal reaction only this time by those who were supposed to protect the law.

Societies will never change if things kept in the secret, if things remain within the “political correct” constructed formula. While it is very difficult to be open as a gay person, it is very important to do so in order for societies to process this radical change in its structure even if by doing so you’ll be under serious attack.

In Syria there has been a sexual abuse by Shahabandar police station where police officers were harassing and mocking a transsexual person, male body with female sexual organs. They took off his clothes and touched him sexually and took pictures and videos of him. This harassment has been documented and videoed via cellphone that was distributed all over Damascus via bluetooth. My father who works in the Shahabandar area told me that the shops’ owners neighboring the police station heard a female voice shouting for help from within the station and hence they all went there to stop what they assumed to be a rape taking place. When the shop owners found out that the female voice was actually coming from a male voice with a female sexual organs they all disappeared and left the person alone facing abuse by the police just because he is neither a woman, nor a man, hence not a human being with equal rights that abusing him wouldn’t be exactly as abusing a woman, or man. Wondering if these incidents will ever take place in the Syrian streets, hmm..

There is something about these so called “protectors of law” and LGTB community. It is not a secret that the Tripoli police officers in Lebanon made arresting gays a hobby for them. No wonder why Anarchists hate the police so much ;-)

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7 thoughts on “"Curing" Lesbians by Raping Them

  1. dubai jazz says:

    What a bunch of savages. I wish they’d realize that such acts would turn straight women into lesbians.

    Thanks for the link Razan, and keep up the good work!

  2. Salina says:

    I don’t really imagine the rape was out of “curing” her, or because she’s a lesbian.. I think it simply has to do with her being a woman!

    Are you sure about this incident in shahbandar?? I never heard of it! and this trans!!! OMG!

    • Anarchist Queer says:

      Salina go to the original piece I linked to above and read what her mother and herself said about it.
      Yes i am sure of it and i have seen the video, will tell you more about it when I see you.

  3. dubaijazz says:

    Whoaaa!!! thanks Razzon! :)

    But seriously, my posts on the subject (a grand total of 2 posts) were largely inspired by scientific readings. I can’t really claim credit for any of that, except maybe for the role of a humble messenger.

    I admire your courage and your tenacity, fewer people would have cared about these subjects if it wasn’t for your intelligent and unorthodox approach to them. Again, keep up the good work!!

    • Anarchist Queer says:

      aww thank you dear DJ! well i do believe it is easy to “list” information but never easy to “argue” them, and that’s why i think your posts are one of my favorites, you should consider writing to newspapers with your excellent Arabic too!

      thank you for your support dear DJ, I dont think i did more than just posting “topics”, nshalla i will be doing more of the arguing technique ;-)

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