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Because of Who I Am: Help End Corrective Rape on Lesbians in S. Africa ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rape, lesbians, protection, environment, violence, women )

Cher Away
- 1322 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
According to Action Aid, Cape town support groups report about 10 corrective rape cases a week. Of these cases there has been approximately 31 homophobic related murders on lesbians, and only one conviction since 1998.



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Marti Williams (170)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 10:55 am
This is definatly beyond any kind of comprehension...
 

Sanja T. (154)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 11:47 am
noted... and signed
thanks Cher
 

Peggy A. (109)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 11:59 am
Noted and signed
 

Christene Du Preez (34)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 12:34 pm
Noted and signed, i will say this, I do believe that partners should be of opposite sex but it is every person's free will do partner with whom he of she feels happy and safe with. it is for no one on earth to judge them, but rather respect the fact that if it makes them happy, why not? I live in South Africa and ironically i went to cut my hair at a barbershop the other day, but i had my friend with me who is female, now keep in mind i am married to a man, we were just two friends going to the mall, so while in the barbershop i am getting my hair cut (short, very short) i keep smiling to my friend in the mirror as she watches and she kept smiling back and everybody looked at us with disgust! So i wonder why is it that people always tend to think the worst and judge people and do hate crimes against them based on sexuality? people out there have some serious issues.
 

James W. (257)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 1:16 pm
ALREADY SIGNED
 

. (0)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 1:20 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher.
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 1:37 pm
Already signed Cher.

Thank you.
 

Darren G. (8127)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 2:26 pm
Thank for sharing:-)
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 3:11 pm
Sweetie...Signed earlier AND FORWARDED TO ALL ON MY FRIENDS LIST. Thank You.
 

Pat B. (354)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 3:19 pm
TY, Cher for this. Signed, and FW'd to friends.....xox
 

Susan S. (191)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 4:20 pm
Already signed. Thanks for posting. Noted.
 

Rhonda Conway (41)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 4:45 pm
noted, signed. Thanks Cher
 

Sue Matheson (70)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 4:56 pm
This is Horrifying.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 4:59 pm
Noted, already signed and forwarded. Hope we can get as many signatures as the Change.org petition on the same issue.
 

Jassmine F. (1)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 5:06 pm
This is utterly horrendous. How someone could think it's okay to do these things to another human being is beyond me. And over something so personal that doesn't effect anyone else... It's ignorant and narrow-minded to think that this is something that needs to be corrected, arrogant for someone to think they have a "right" to "correct" another person, and entirely wicked, evil, uncaring... For someone to stoop to doing it.

I weep for the victims of this heinous treatment.
 

linda b. (190)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 5:44 pm
Regardless of anyone's sexual preference they are human beings first and foremost,they do not deserves this, rape is an evil crime. How this government can allow such atrocities to take place is beyond me, my heart breaks for these victims. Signed Thank you Cher
 

Alicia v. (181)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 6:12 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Erin R. (169)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 6:22 pm
Done!
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 6:28 pm
Signed
Thanks Cher
 

Marta B. (45)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 7:21 pm
Signed. Thanks
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 8:58 pm
already signed, noted
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 12:14 am
already signed
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 12:46 am
signed and noted,thanks
 

Ana R (220)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 1:02 am
done!
ty
 

Thomas C. (116)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 3:40 am
Noted and already signed
 

Audrey Wildlife-Matters (61)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 3:41 am
Signed / crossposted. Thank you.
 

chris b. (2474)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 3:46 am
Noted and already signed
 

KS Goh (0)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 5:01 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Arild Warud (163)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 5:53 am
Arild, You signed on January 8, 2011.
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 8:28 am
Signed. This is absolutely unbelievable!
 

. (0)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 9:38 am
actions taken!
 

Ann Eastman (32)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 10:13 am
Done- signature 487. I hope this one garners many, many more signatures.
 

Natividad P. (104)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 10:44 am
Noted and signed. Thank you
 

Michela m. (3869)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 12:16 pm
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 12:35 pm
thanks
 

KrassiAWAY B. (175)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 12:51 pm
Already signed, thank you Cher for posting.
 

Cat R. (0)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 3:26 pm
Noted and signed
 

Karen Tucker (39)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 6:23 pm
noted and signed on here AND signed on change.org as well.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 10, 2011, 9:43 am
Noted and signed.
 

Debby Ellis (23)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 4:04 pm
Commented and signed. And Angered by the stupidity of mens thinking. If any of them survived did it turn ANY OF THEM STRAIGHT????????????????????
 

Jan Billy Pedersen (44)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 9:00 pm
Noted and Signed. Thanks Cher
 

Ira M. (211)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 5:11 am
Signed and noted, thank you!
 

Lisa P. (49)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 6:15 pm
signed and noted
 
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