Judge Violet Phatshoane said what the rapist did was ‘repulsive and unpardonable’. Image: University of the Free State
A man who believed in “corrective rape” for lesbians has failed in an appeal against two life sentences.
Zabathini Jonas, from Petrusville in the Northern Cape, twice raped a 24-year-old woman, and told a magistrate in Philipstown that he “wanted to correct homosexual girls”.
After being convicted and jailed, the 30-year-old father of two appealed to the high court in Kimberley.
Judge Violet Phatshoane sent him packing last week, saying what he had done was “quite repulsive and unpardonable”.
She added: “The so-called ‘corrective rape’ is evil and cannot be countenanced. What [Jonas] did [to his victim] was to pulverise her sense of belonging and self-expression.”
Continue reading at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-07-24-youre-repulsive-judge-upholds-life-terms-for-rapist-who-targeted-lesbians/ (Source)
Photo: Mario Jiménez Leyva
Vilma Katt Ulloa, lesbofeminist activist, argues that the fight against discrimination based on sexual preference, in Mexico was led by women. Thus, the names of lesbians such as María Castro, Nancy Cárdenas and Alma Margarita Oceguera are inscribed in the story. Over the years, the movement for the vindication of their rights was aimed at making women again invisible under the predominance of machismo and the misogyny also present within the gay community. “There is an internalized lesbophobia that is lived within those letters with which the non-heterosexual population has been characterized.”
Vilma Katt Ulloa, activista lesbofeminista, sostiene que la lucha contra la discriminación por preferencia sexual, en México fueron encabezada por mujeres. Así, dentro de la historia están inscritos los nombres de lesbianas como María Castro, Nancy Cárdenas y Alma Margarita Oceguera. Al paso de los años, el movimiento por la reivindicación de sus derechos fue enfilado a invisibilizar nuevamente a las mujeres bajo la predominación del machismo y la misoginia presente también dentro de la comunidad gay. “Hay una lesbofobia interiorizada la que se vive dentro de esas letras con las que se ha caracterizado a la población no heterosexual”.
Continue reading at: https://www.nvinoticias.com/nota/120109/lesbianas-mujeres-en-resistencia(Source)
Committed by neighborhood friends or close relatives – parents or siblings in the most sordid cases – who do not accept lesbianism, corrective rape pursues the idea of ”amending” the orientation of their victims through sexual assault. Different groups started the fight to make visible and fight a crime that is not yet recognized, but it seems to be more and more present.
Cometido por amigos del barrio o familiares cercanos -padres o hermanos en los casos más sórdidos- que no aceptan el lesbianismo, la violación correctiva persigue la idea de “enmendar” la orientación de sus víctimas mediante la agresión sexual. Distintos colectivos iniciaron la lucha por visibilizar y combatir un delito que aún no es reconocido, pero parece estar cada vez más presente.
Continue reading at: https://www.latercera.com/reportajes/noticia/violacion-correctiva-el-ataque-silenciado/551274/ (Source)
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Women attending a parenting meeting at Lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) center in Nantes received sexist and lesbophobic insults on Saturday. Three complaints were filed.
Des femmes qui participaient à une réunion sur la parentalité, au centre lesbien, gay, bi et trans (LGBT), à Nantes, ont reçu des insultes à caractère sexiste et lesbophobe, samedi. Trois plaintes ont été déposées.
Continue reading at: https://www.ouest-france.fr/pays-de-la-loire/nantes-44000/nantes-insultees-dans-le-centre-gay-et-lesbien-6210562 (Source)
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Mauresmo is a two-time Grand Slam champion and Olympic silver medalist who is also known for coaching Andy Murray. After she beat top seed Lindsey Davenport in 1999, she came out as a lesbian—and her body became a rhetorical battleground. She was repeatedly described as bulging, muscular, and intimidating—and Davenport’s bitter mention that playing her was like “playing a guy” was repeated in coverage of her game.
Continue reading at: The Sexual Politics of Wimbledon | JSTOR Daily (Source)
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Tagged Amélie Mauresmo, Coming out, compulsory heterosexuality, Discrimination, heterosexism, homophobia, Lesbian history, Lesbians in sports, Lesbophobia, sexism, Tennis, Wimbledon