Saturday, December 18, 2010

South African Queer women and sexual assault

Please take the time this weekend to head over to this link and learn about the horrendous and shocking situation of queer women (and all women) in South Africa, where campaigns of 'corrective rape' are being undertaken to turn women 'straight'. 'Cause nothing makes a queer woman want to hop into the arms of men quicker, I'm sure.)  Very, very few men are being punished for these crimes, and there is a petition to the South African government to urge the to take this situation seriously. 

In the last 10 years:

*31 lesbian women have been murdered because of their sexuality

*More than 10 lesbians a week are raped or gang raped in Cape Town alone

*150 women are raped every day in South Africa

*For every 25 men accused of rape in South Africa, 24 walk free

Please consider CRAZY statistics, and then sign and share this link far and wide.

1 comment:

  1. That is horrendous!

    I would sign the petition, but it won't let me submit it without providing my address, and I don't want more junk mail when they sell the mailing list to advertisers.