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Interesting and shocking Julie Bindel article on male violence.

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CherryForFirstMinister Wed 11-Sep-19 13:33:46

Sorry I haven't seen a thread about this yet and it is a very good article.

www.truthdig.com/articles/lesbians-are-a-target-of-male-violence-the-world-over/

Hatred of lesbians is a result of patriarchal attitudes that demand subservience and capitulation to men. Lesbianism is a threat to bigoted misogynists who believe women need to be “kept in line,” either by a father or a husband. Lesbianism is an affront to these men, for the simple reason that we have refused compulsory heterosexuality and have openly and unashamedly rejected men sexually. Until we eradicate sexism, anti-lesbian violence will be all too common.

GrinitchSpinach Wed 11-Sep-19 16:49:41

Good article. Some very sobering stuff in there, but great to hear from lesbian activists around the world. Can’t say their voices are often promoted in the mainstream press.

CherryForFirstMinister Wed 11-Sep-19 22:09:27

It's a comprehensive approach, like everything that was missing from the recent press reports on the lesbian couple who were attacked in London really.

Also the point that lesbians are so frightened of being murdered they will consider becoming transgender to live. Why isn't this discussed more?

The thought of a woman being beaten to death in front of her family by police for asking that a female officer search her will keep turning in my head for a long time.

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