Friday, March 13, 2009

WTF South Africa?

I don't think of myself as an activist or very political, and sometimes I really wish that I was more into solving the world's wrongs. I feel so little sometimes that I simply don't always know where to start. Someone recently asked me in an interview, "If I had to kill someone, who would it be?" At the time, I was said someone who was attacking me, you know defending myself. But I think rapists would be right after that. I'm not saying I am going all vigilante like Jodie Foster, but it would be nice to see criminals get their just due sometimes.

So, where is this stemming from? Feministing just posted this blog about men in South Africa raping lesbians so that they will their sexual orientation will be "cured." I nearly barfed when reading this out of this weird mixture of fear, anger, and hate. The dark side. This "corrective rape" as it is called pisses me off, and I just can't wait until the day when EVERYONE IN THE WORLD realizes that there is nothing wrong with homosexuals, lesbians, intersex, or transgendered people. Spread the love. Befriend someone in the community--it's a place to start.

1 comment:

spring said...

holy shit! that's completely and utterly mind-boggling to think of somebody trying to justify rape in that way. yuck. it kinda reminds me of the movie BOYS DON'T CRY. have you seen it?
it also reminded me of the problem of rape in general. i was talking just last night to a friend who volunteers as an ambassador for rape victims here in Tulsa. she said each year in Tulsa there are over 400 reported rapes! and 40 percent of those rapes victims are children under the age of twelve!
this is definitely a problem that need more action. it's a local problem everywhere.