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Mon Aug 18, 2014, 09:35 PM Aug 2014

Young lesbian murdered in an act of "corrective rape" (S Africa) [View all]

This is just horrible beyond words. Dammit all to hell! Every day it's another young gay man or woman being murdered, often in the most hideous, tortured ways. I'm sick of the ignorance, I'm sick of the hate.

RIP, Gift.

Woman killed for being a lesbian - report

Mahikeng - The brutal rape and murder of an 18-year-old woman in Ventersdorp, North West, last week appears to have been yet another incident of “corrective rape”.

The young woman, Gift Makau, was found dead in Tshing location on Friday. She had been raped and strangled with wire and a shoelace and a hosepipe had been shoved into her mouth, reported the Times.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and will appear in the Venterdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday, police said.

Makau’s cousin said her family, who knew she was a lesbian, was devastated....

MORE at http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Woman-killed-for-being-a-lesbian-report-20140818

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... historylovr Aug 2014 #1
Gift is just the latest victim of "corrective rape" theHandpuppet Aug 2014 #2
^ n/t BlancheSplanchnik Aug 2014 #4
Makes me want to throw up shenmue Aug 2014 #3
Me too. nomorenomore08 Aug 2014 #6
Absolutely disgusting. Behind the Aegis Aug 2014 #5
So kids play rape ismnotwasm Aug 2014 #7
Like you, the word "corrective" gives me fits! Behind the Aegis Aug 2014 #8
The term was not created by the authors theHandpuppet Aug 2014 #9
That is just nauseating! Behind the Aegis Aug 2014 #10
It's out of control in many African nations theHandpuppet Aug 2014 #12
I join you in your cynicism. Behind the Aegis Aug 2014 #13
Yes, I noticed. theHandpuppet Aug 2014 #15
I hear you, I have to censor myself too. Behind the Aegis Aug 2014 #17
We're never supposed to be insulted or outraged theHandpuppet Aug 2014 #19
The ponies...I remember the ponies. Behind the Aegis Aug 2014 #20
That's the way I judge my recs. theHandpuppet Aug 2014 #21
More stats theHandpuppet Aug 2014 #14
"More than 10 lesbians are raped or gang-raped weekly" WEEKLY!?! Behind the Aegis Aug 2014 #16
SA has one of the highest rates of violence against women in the world. theHandpuppet Aug 2014 #18
It's supposed to "correct" their sexual orientation theHandpuppet Aug 2014 #11
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