From Sokari @Black Looks…

By Maxjulian

August 10, 2007

Category: Uncategorized

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It may be that they died for what they dared to share!

on August 9, 2007
Category: South Africa, Busi, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, African Women, Gender Violence

Today women’s day in South Africa, we remember SIZAKELE SIGASA and SALOME MASOOA who were raped, tortured and murdered on the 7th July 2007 in Soweto. We rmember all our African lesbian sisters murdered, raped and living with HIV and AIDs.

The submission of women is an essential aspect of patriarchy. Sex is one of the tools used by men to subjugate women. Any signs of a woman becoming financially or sexually independent becomes a threat to male power. Whether this is an unmarried woman who is financially independent or a lesbian who is sexually independent.

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One Response to “From Sokari @Black Looks…”

  1. good post — thought-provoking.

    i hope that with more women talking about rape that those women did not die in vain. so terrible but rape is such a reality. why? does wearing a short skirt mean that a woman is ‘asking 4 it’? rape is one of the most brutal and horrific crimes committed against women and mankind but it still occurs. every day…this is all stuff we know of course. i was talking with my mum yesterday about rape and she mentioned incest rape and how pervasive that is.

    one other thing i would like to touch on is the part that reads ‘Any signs of a woman becoming financially or sexually independent becomes a threat to male power. Whether this is an unmarried woman who is financially independent or a lesbian who is sexually independent.’
    –this is just the nail on the head!! sex becomes the tool to push women back under ground and bury us alive. if a woman is independent and has had several sexual partners, she will be seen by traditionalists as a ‘slag’ or a ‘loose woman’ whereas a woman who does as she is told and keeps her legs closed is a good girl. the madonna/whore aesthetic is live and kicking. what’s worse is we women bring fuel to the fire by looking down on other women within the realm of sex (so what if a woman wants to have plural partners? as long as she is being SEXUALLY SAFE).

    free, my comment is all over the place but thanks 4 highlighting this especially as a man too. i applaud that.

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