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Women From Kaos GL React to Legitimization of Rape

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Women from Kaos GL reacted to the news  “A father from Hong Kong states that he will give 63 million dollars to the man that marries his daughter, who happened to make a same-sex marriage” appeared in the media in last week, claiming that “this is a legitimization of rape”.
 
Here is the statement:
 
This threat that we confront in every period, every place is not far to us Bisexual and Lesbian Women!
 
“A father from Hong Kong states that he will give 63 million dollars to the man that marries his daughter, who happened to make a same-sex marriage.” 
 
This article that appeared in the media on September 27, is legimitizing rape in our opinion.
 
This article reminds us of what we have gone through in our lives, in the streets, at home, at school everyday because of our sexual orientation.
 
The system tells rapers that women who decide with whom and how to have sexual intercouse, and the people that they treat as “feminine” “deserve to be raped”, and sees this as a way of “treatment”. Rape is not only legitimized by families but also by the institutions of the state.
 
Today when we call religious affairs, we get a response offering “marriage”, telling us that it will “fix”, it will “pass” by it.
 
Questions concerning our sexual orientation starts with “Why did you become lesbian?” and go on with “Have you ever tried it with a man?”, “You were molested in your childhood, if you had an intercourse with a decent man, it wouldn’t be like this.”
 
Lesbian and bisexual women who, after their orientation gets noticed, are forced to get married by their parents, raped with the help of their family! 
 
“Lesbians are not normal like us. If someone tries to rape lesbians, I appreciate them. Because this act is for making them be normal, decent like us.”
 
This statement belongs to a South African raper; known that in South Africa and everywhere in the world, these rapers are not punished by the state and they are even supported.
 
Everyday we hear these “deep” sharings under these news that appear in social media, saying “it will be carefully fixed, don’t blame the rapers, their intention is not sex, thet want to fix it, they just want to repair it voluntarily”; as if being lesbian can be “fixed” by rape. 
 
We, lesbian and bisexual women, raise our voices against the rape that is legitimized with the help of media, familiy and state!
 
Women from Kaos GL
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
 
Translation: Birce Pakkan
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