Reasons for signing
See why other supporters are signing, why this petition is important to them, and share your reason for signing (this will mean a lot to the starter of the petition).
Thanks for adding your voice.
"Women hating is the greatest hate crime and evil racism in mankinds history!"
"It is no problem worldwide in male sight to rape, torture, domestic and sexual murder, despise and harass women, girls, childs and LGBT people and show male misogyny and homophobia, but it is a problem for them to accept women, girls and LGBT people. Women, girls, childs and LGBT people are worldwide victims of hate crimes, torture, rape and murder and hate speech against women, girls, childs and LGBT people. The male society has no problem with child marriages, forced marriages, rape porns, rape of childs, girls, women and LGBT people,corrective rape, child porns, female infanticide, domestic and sexual violence, killing and blaming assault female and LGBT assault victims, forced prostitution, sex slavery., street and workplace harrassment. But the male society has a problem with women,girls, childs, LGBT pepolple which are are proud of themselves and want to be live in freedom and peace. Women, girls, childs and LGBT people are humans with all rights to live in freedom, peace and without fear and not sexual and lower objects. The only abnormal people are those which love nobody and hate other people because they want to be free and love whom they want. We must end the patriarchal dictatorship and terror worldwide.
"As women, we must stand up for ourselves. We must stand up for each other. We must stand up for justice for all."
"One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. "
Two shocking hate crimes against lesbian and gay people:
Friday, March 14, 2014,Texas, 2014, U.S.A:
A Texas dad disgusted with his daughter’s lesbian lifestyle murdered the young woman and her lover, the girl’s mother said in a shocking twist to a gruesome case.
James Cosby, 46, bludgeoned his daughter Britney Cosby to death and shot her lover, Crystal Jackson, on March 6 before dumping the bodies near the ferry gate in Port Bolivar, Texas, police believe.
The bodies were found near a Dumpster around 7:30 a.m. the next day outside a Fisherman’s Cove food mart.
Both women were 24.
24 Apr 2009, Sydney, Australia:
The 27-year-old Chen (Anthony) Liu, who was found dead in the mudflats at Oatley Bay, south of Sydney, with 27 nails in his skull and neck in November 2008. (NSW Police)
Police have released a gruesome photo showing how a Sydney man was shot in the head and neck with a nail gun 34 times.
27-year-old Chen Liu, who also went by the name of Anthony Liu, was found dead in marshland surrounding the Georges River in Sydney's south last year.
Police say the severely decomposed body was found just after 6:00pm (AEDT) on 1 November 2008 by two children, aged 9 and 14, who told their parents they had seen a body in Oatley Bay while on a canoeing trip.
Police say Mr Liu had been dead for 12 days before being discovered.
The Homicide Squad has been handling the case in conjunction with the Hurstville Local Area Command, forming Strike Force Renfree, but so far no arrests have been made.
They have now released an X-ray of the 27-year-old's skull and neck, which shows it was filled with 34 nails.
"Post-mortem examination results revealed Mr Liu was shot repeatedly to the head with a high-powered nail gun. Similar types of nail guns can fire nails up to 85 millimetres long," Detective Inspector Mark Newham of the Homicide Squad said in a statement.
The head of the Homicide Squad, Geoff Beresford, says the weapon has not been found.
"If anyone knows of a particular nail gun that has been stolen from them or from work premises, building sites, et cetera, we'd be grateful to hear that information," he said.
He says the victim had been in Australia for eight years, but has no family here.
"In 36 years of investigation, I've never come across a murder of this nature using a nail gun," he said.
"May I say it's a particularly brutal and vicious murder and we are seeking information from the public so we can bring this inquiry to a conclusion."
Detective Inspector Newham says information about the victim's car would be useful.
"Strike Force detectives are also appealing for information from anyone who might have seen Mr Liu's car in Rockdale or Connells Point around 19 October 2008," he said.
The car is described as a 2005 model blue Range Rover Sport four wheel drive, which police believe may have been used to dump Mr Liu's body in the marshland.
People with information are asked to contact Strike Force Renfree via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, and police say all information will be treated in strict confidence.
“The accounts of rape, wife beating, forced childbearing, medical butchering, sex-motivated murder, forced prostitution, physical mutilation, sadistic psychological abuse, and other commonplaces of female experience
that are excavated from the past or given by contemporary survivors should leave the heart seared, the mind in anguish, the conscience in upheaval. But they do not. No matter how often these stories are told, with whatever clarity or eloquence, bitterness or sorrow, they might as well have been whispered in wind or written in sand: they disappear, as if they were nothing. The tellers and the stories are ignored or ridiculed, threatened back into silence or destroyed, and the experience of female suffering is buried in cultural invisibility and contempt… the very reality of abuse sustained by women, despite its overwhelming pervasiveness and constancy, is negated. It is negated in the transactions of everyday life, and it is negated in the history books, left out, and it is negated by those who claim to care about suffering but are blind to this suffering.
The problem, simply stated, is that one must believe in the existence of the person in order to recognize the authenticity of her suffering. Neither men nor women believe in the existence of women as significant beings. It is impossible to remember as real the suffering of someone who by definition has no legitimate claim to dignity or freedom, someone who is in fact viewed as some thing, an object or an absence. And if a woman, an individual woman multiplied by billions, does not believe in her own discrete existence and therefore cannot credit the authenticity of her own suffering, she is erased, canceled out, and the meaning of her life, whatever it is, whatever it might have been, is lost. This loss cannot be calculated or comprehended. It is vast and awful, and nothing will ever make up for it.”
― Andrea Dworkin, Right Wing Women
Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free From Shame /Vicky Beeching (Autor)
Vicky Beeching, called "arguably the most influential Christian of her generation" in The Guardian, began writing songs for the church in her teens. By the time she reached her early thirties, Vicky was a household name in churches on both sides of the pond.
Recording multiple albums and singing in America's largest megachurches, her music was used weekly around the globe and translated into numerous languages.
But this poster girl for evangelical Christianity lived with a debilitating inner battle: she was gay. The tens of thousands of traditional Christians she sang in front of were unanimous in their view – they staunchly opposed same-sex relationships and saw homosexuality as a grievous sin. Vicky knew if she ever spoke up about her identity it would cost her everything.
Faced with a major health crisis, at the age of thirty-five she decided to tell the world that she was gay. As a result, all hell broke loose. She lost her music career and livelihood, faced threats and vitriol from traditionalists, developed further health issues from the immense stress, and had to rebuild her life almost from scratch.
But despite losing so much she gained far more: she was finally able to live from a place of wholeness, vulnerability, and authenticity. She finally found peace. What's more, Vicky became a champion for others, fighting for LGBT equality in the church and in the corporate sector. Her courageous work is creating change in the US and the UK, as she urges people to celebrate diversity, live authentically, and become "undivided".
Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets/Rose Ellen Dix (Autor), Rosie Spaughton (Autor)
Love, laughs, sexuality and secrets from LGBT superstar YouTube couple, Rose and Rosie.
Rose and Rosie are known for their candid and hilarious YouTube videos... but now they are taking oversharing to a whole new level. Discussing sexuality, revealing secrets and empowering others, OVERSHARE is a book packed with Rose and Rosie's unique take on friendships, fame, mental health and LGBT issues.
As visibly out members of the LGBT community, they open up about their own experiences, both together and as individuals, and have written this book in the hope that it gives strength to those who have faced similar difficulties. They are spreading a message of positivity and inclusivity, and want everyone to feel comfortable in their own skin, no matter what their sexuality.
Delve deep into the unfiltered highs and lows of Rose and Rosie's life: family relationships, secrets of a happy marriage, struggles with OCD and anxiety, finding love and navigating the world as a gay couple. Get ready to laugh, cry, cringe and OVERSHARE.
High School/Sara Quin (Autor), Tegan Quin (Autor)
From the iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their humble beginnings
High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, who grew up at the height of grunge and rave culture in the nineties, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from both Tegan's and Saras points of view, the book is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music, and friendship they explored in their formative years.
A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, High School captures the tangle of discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from each another. This is the origin story of Tegan and Sara.
The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed /Judy Shepard (Autor)
“The Meaning of Matthew is Judy Shepard’s passionate and courageous attempt to understand what no mother should have to understand, which is why her son was murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in the fall of 1998. It is a vivid testimony to a life cut short, and testimony too, to the bravery and compassion of Judy and Dennis—Matthew’s parents—as they struggle to survive a grief that won’t go away.”—Larry McMurty, author of Terms of Endearment and Lonesome Dove
Today the name Matthew Shepard is synonymous with gay rights, but until 1998, he was just Judy Shepard’s son. In this remarkably candid memoir, Judy Shepard shares the story behind the headlines. Interweaving memories of Matthew and her family with the challenges of confronting her son’s death, Judy describes how she handled the crippling loss of her child in the public eye, the vigils and protests held by strangers in her son’s name, and ultimately how she and her husband gained the courage to help prosecutors convict her son's murderers.
The Meaning of Matthew is more than a retelling of horrific injustice that brought the reality of inequality and homophobia into the American consciousness. It is an unforgettable and inspiring account of how one ordinary woman turned an unthinkable tragedy into a vital message for the world.
When Rape Becomes Acceptable: Corrective Rape in Jamaica / Tashana Brown-Parkes (Herausgeber), Kemone S. G. Brown (Autor)
What would you do if your body had been violated? Would you have the will, the energy, and the drive to survive? What if the person who violated you believed that he was doing the right thing? After all, society had provided him with reasoning for his beliefs. What would you do if someone threatened to rape you and you had nowhere or no one to turn to, no one or system to protect you? "When Rape Becomes Acceptable" deals with the issues surrounding corrective rape in Jamaica. It follows the lives of ten women who were victims of corrective rape and illustrates how each woman or her loved ones is dealing with what happened. Some of these women had the will to survive, not in the sense that they are flourishing, but they continue to live, hiding in the shadows, hiding from society who they really are; the fear of being outed again and being subjected to another instance of "corrective rape" determining .
Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter/Kevin Jennings (Autor)
The first book to focus on the day-to-day experiences of adolescents dealing with sexual identity issues, Always My Child provides the insights and practical strategies parents need to support their kids and cope themselves.
Parents whose children are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or who are going through a "questioning phase" are often in the dark about what their children face every day. As a result, offering support that will comfort and fortify them feels like solving a puzzle with missing pieces.
In Always My Child, Kevin Jennings supplies the missing pieces by guiding parents through the world their child inhabits. He explains what these teens often encounter -- teasing and harassment -- and offers solutions for parents who want to better understand their LGBTQ children and learn how to protect their self-esteem. He offers advice, including how to:
Initiate constructive communication with their child
Respond effectively to frequently asked questions
Recognize depression and signs of drug abuse and harassment
Successfully advocate for their child's well-being outside the home
Always My Child makes it possible for parents to create the kind of relationship with their children that allows them to grow into emotionally healthy adults.
Sexual Intimacy for Women: A Guide for Same-Sex Couples/Glenda Corwin (Autor)
Sexual Intimacy for Women helps female couples examine the emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of their relationships, with the goal of creating more intimacy. Exercises and client-based anecdotes from Dr. Corwin’s years of experience with same-sex couples help women overcome common issues around orgasm, body image, identity, aging, and parenthood. Dr. Corwin dispels myths, examines the intricacies of female desire, and gives advice to help couples achieve long-lasting, healthy, and fulfilling relationships.
It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality /Michelangelo Signorile (Autor)
Marriage equality has surged across the country. Closet doors have burst open in business, entertainment, and even major-league sports. But as longtime advocate Michelangelo Signorile argues in his most provocative book yet, the excitement of such breathless change makes this moment more dangerous than ever. Puncturing the illusion that victory is now inevitable, Signorile marshals stinging evidence that an age-old hatred, homophobia, is still a basic fact of American life. He exposes the bigotry of the brewing religious conservative backlash against LGBT rights and challenges the complacency and hypocrisy of supposed allies in Washington, the media, and Hollywood.Not just a wake-up call, It's Not Over is a battle plan for the fights to come in the march toward equality. Signorile tells the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans who have refused to be merely tolerated and are demanding full acceptance. And he documents signs of hope in schools and communities that are finding new ways to combat ignorance, bullying, and fear. Urgent and empowering, It's Not Over is a necessary book from one of our most electrifying voices.
Beyond "That's so gay!": Challenging homophobia in Australian schools / Daniel Witthaus (Autor)
If you could significantly change student attitudes towards gay men and lesbians, would you do it? What if it only took you one hour a week for six weeks? Beyond "That's so gay!" provides an effective guide to changing classrooms. Rather than feeling overwhelmed by the rampant educational reality of homophobia, you will benefit from learning: the foundations for any school-based challenging homophobia program; strategies for understanding sexual identity and coming out; ways to challenge homophobic behaviours in young people and adults; what happens in classrooms and staff rooms when sexual diversity is affirmed and homophobia is challenged.
Untamed/Glennon Doyle (Autor)
There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent—even from ourselves.
For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her own discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. But she soon realized they had come to her from within. This was her own voice—the one she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions, cultural conditioning, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl she had been before the world told her who to be. Glennon decided to quit abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world’s expectations of her. She quit being good so she could be free. She quit pleasing and started living.
Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is.
Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.
Greetings from Janeland: Women Write More About Leaving Men for Women/ Candace Walsh (Herausgeber), Barbara Straus Lodge
In an increasingly common phenomenon, women who once identified as straight are leaving men for women--and they have fascinating stories to tell.
In this sequel to Lambda Literary Finalist Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women, writers who come from a diverse array of perspectives open up and bare their souls. Essays on subjects such as repercussions, both bad and good; exes, both furious and supportive; bewildered and loyal family and friends; mind-blowing sexual and emotional awakenings; falling in the deepest of love; and finding a sense of community fill the pages of this anthology. One story is as different from the next as one person is from another.
With a foreword by AfterEllen and GO! Magazine editor Trish Bendix, and essays by acclaimed writers including BK Loren, Louise A. Blum, and Leah Lax, relax, sit back and take a journey into Janeland--a very special place where women search for, discover, and live their own personal truths.
Sexual Enslavement of Girls and Women Worldwide /Andrea Parrot (Autor)
They are in different countries but share the same hell. Maria is one of 14 women lured from Mexico to Seattle, Washington, with the promise of a job, then held by force in a brothel and required to sexually service men 12 hours a day. Anna is a young mother from the Ukraine who left her husband and children there to take a job as a housecleaner in Italy, where she was put in a barred, guarded house and forced into prostitution. Nadia is an 11-year-old girl in Africa, kidnapped and forced to have sex with a militiaman daily, with a machete ever ready nearby should she refuse. All three women are part of horrific sex slavery that has drawn the attention of officials in countries around the globe. It is not rare; officials say it is increasing, at least partly due to the billions of dollars it brings in for organized crime. The U.S. State Department estimates 800,000 victims, mostly women and children, are trafficked for sex trade across nations each year and millions more are trafficked within countries - including the U.S., Britain, Spain, and the Netherlands. As a Seattle Times reporter explained when Maria's case hit the news there, the reality is that sex slaves for the most part are young women and teenaged girls who come from almost every one of the world's poorer countries and end up in almost every country where there is a combination of sexual demand and money. But they are also in undeveloped Africa, in prisons internationally, locked in forced marriages, or sold to men by parents.
In this book, Parrot and Cummings outline the scope and growth of the sex slave market today and explain the history with various elements - including economic, political, cultural, and religious - that make this trade difficult to fully expose, quell, combat, and shut down. We hear from girls and women around the world describing how sexual enslavement has tortured them physically, emotionally, and spiritually, whether they suffer at the hands of prison guards in Turkey, criminals in Washington, or buyers dealing with parents who sell their daughters for the sex slave trade in Greece, Belgium, or France. The authors also describe national and international efforts and legislation passed or in design to stop sex slavery. Successful countries and regions are spotlighted. Then Parrot and Cummings point out actions still needed to stop the sex slavery trade.
Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters--And How to Get It / Dr. Laurie Mintz (Autor)
We’ve been thinking about sex all wrong. Mainstream media, movies, and porn have taught us that sex = penis + vagina, and everything else is just secondary. Standard penetration is how men most reliably achieve orgasm. The problem is, women don’t orgasm this way. We’ve separated our most reliable route to orgasm—clitoral stimulation—from how we feel we should orgasm—penetration. As a result, we’ve created a pleasure gap between women and men:
50% of 18-35-year-old women say they have trouble reaching orgasm with a partner
64% of women vs 91% of men said they had an orgasm at their last sexual encounter
55% of men vs. 4% of women say they usually reach orgasm during first-time hookup sex
In Becoming Cliterate, psychology professor and human sexuality expert Dr. Laurie Mintz exposes the broader cultural problem that’s perpetuating this gap, and what we can do about it. Pulling together evidence from biology, sociology, linguistics, and sex therapy into one comprehensive, accessible, and prescriptive book, Becoming Cliterate features:
Cultural & historical analysis of female orgasm (spoiler: the problem’s been going on for ages)
An anatomy section (it’s all custom under the hood)
Proven techniques for cliterate sex (it starts with training the sex organ between your ears)
A comprehensive final chapter for men (because you don’t have to have a clitoris to be cliterate)
By dispelling the lies, misunderstandings, and myths that have been holding us back, Becoming Cliterate tackles both personal and political problems and replaces them with updated outlooks and practical skills needed to change our collective perspective on sex. It’s time to finally inform women and men on how to have satisfying experiences in bed that benefit both parties.
The revolution is cuming—and Becoming Cliterate offers a radical, simple solution to progress and pleasure for all.
Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry/Melinda Tankard Reist (Herausgeber)
The unprecedented mainstreaming of the global pornography industry is transforming the sexual politics of intimate and public life, popularizing new forms of hardcore misogyny, and strongly contributing to the sexualization of children. Yet, challenges to the industry continue to be dismissed as uncool, antisex, and moral panic. Unmasking the lies behind the selling of porn as entertainment, this book reveals the shocking truths of an industry that trades in violence, crime, and degradation while discussing topics such as racism in gay male porn, the use of animals in porn, child pornography, and BDSM (bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism). Fearless and controversial, this examination will challenge the current view of pornography.
The Rape of Innocence: Female Genital Mutilation & Circumcision in the USA/Patricia Robinett (Author)
Genital mutilation in the USA has been a well-kept secret. "The Rape of Innocence" is an autobiographical account of a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant woman who discovered she had been the victim of clitoridectomy as a child in Kansas in the 1950s.
The author is a therapist who deals with trauma. In her work, she has met many other American women and men who were genitally mutilated as children and adults. Could you -- or someone you love -- have been cut too?
This book may explain the U.S. epidemic of sexual dysfunction, anger, anxiety, depression -- unresolved psychological trauma from circumcision. Now that the word is out, the healing can begin.
Mutilating Khalid: The Symbolic Politics of Female Genital Cutting /Charles G. Steffen (Author)
In Mutilating Khalid, historian Charles G. Steffen examines one of the most remarkable cases of female genital mutilation ever to be prosecuted in a United States court. In 2006 a suburban Atlanta jury convicted Khalid Misri Adem, a thirty-one-year-old Ethiopian immigrant, of two counts of aggravated assault and cruelty to children for allegedly circumcising his daughter when she was two years old. The judge in the case sentenced him to ten years in a Georgia state penitentiary. The precedent-setting Adem case received widespread coverage in the national and international media, energized women s rights and human rights activists from Atlanta to Nairobi, and prompted the Georgia state legislature to pass a law criminalizing female genital mutilation. Mutilating Khalid explores the symbolic politics that surrounded the Adem case, showing how prosecutors, judges, reporters, politicians, and activists set out to mold the public s image of Khalid and to appropriate his symbolic value for their own particular purposes. As a result of their efforts, Khalid came to personify a dark and forbidding world at odds with women s rights, family values, and enlightened modernity. East Africans watched the Adem case unfold with a growing sense that each and every one of them was on trial, for the publicity surrounding the prosecution seemed to revive stereotypes of Africa as a Dark Continent where superstition, savagery, and bloody rituals held sway. Protesting that Khalid was convicted not on the strength of the evidence presented against him but because of the fearful symbolism he came to embody in the public mind, East Africans from Atlanta to Addis Ababa mounted a campaign to appeal the verdict to a higher court. Mutilating Khalid should be of interest to anyone concerned about dangerous forms of symbolic politics that have arisen as transnational immigration alters the human landscape of American cities.
FGM is the most heinous male hate crime since mankind exists and it means to make female childs, girls and women to fuck holes without any rights, connected with sex slavery, sexual torture, child and marital rape, child and forced marriage, forced and deadly underaged childbirths and sexual femicide and murder.
Thanks for adding your voice.
Thanks for adding your voice.