Allow Murray Sheldrick and James Bellia to display a rainbow flag on their balcony.

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Anita Kanitz
5 years ago
"The kind people treat you, shows you what kind of people they are!"
-Anita Kanitz

"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, abductions of female childs in connection with rape and forced marriages, 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, marital rape, rape of childs, girls, women and LGBT people,corrective rape, child porns, female infanticide, domestic and sexual violence, killing and blaming 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 people, which are are proud of themselves and want to 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 despicable objects.

Marital rape, the most commited sexual crime worldwide, also known as spousal rape or partner rape, is a type of rape that happens between two people who are married or in another type of intimate relationship. This type of rape is defined by the Rape, Incest and Abuse National Network as:

". . . sexual acts committed without a person's consent and/or against a person's will when the perpetrator is the individual's current partner (married or not), previous partner, or co-habitator."

Marital rape is rape. Definition of marital rape, spousal rape. Types of marital rape. Effects of spousal rape on victim.Some marital rape victims don't realize they have been raped as they are under the mistaken impression that partners cannot rape each other. This is false, however, and sexual acts without consent – even among intimate partners – still constitute rape.

• Intimate partners account for 28% of rapists.According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, there are three types of marital rape:1

Battering rape – battering rape occurs when physical and sexual violence occur together. Victims may experience the physical and sexual violence at the same time or one may occur after another. The rape may occur after the physical violence as an attempt to "make up."
Force-only rape – this type of rape happens when physical violence is not present. As with all rape, this type of spousal rape is spurred by a desire to exert power and control over another person. This desire manifests in acting as if sex is an entitlement to one party from another.
Obsessive/Sadistic rape – obsessive or sadistic rape is rape that involves torture or perverse sexual acts. This type of marital rape tends to be very violent and result in physical injuries.
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."

-Anita Kanitz

“If anyone makes you feel less than you are, for the color of you skin, for where you come from, for the gender of the person you love, for the religion you have faith in, stand up, speak up, roar. No silence till we are equal.”
― Thisuri Wanniarachchi, COLOMBO STREETS

"As women, we must stand up for ourselves. We must stand up for each other. We must stand up for justice for all."
-Michelle Obama

"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. "
-Michelle Obama

Shocking patriarchal hate crimes against female childs:

Yemen, 6 March 2016:

Child bride, 13, dies of internal injuries four days after arranged marriage in Yemen!

International rights groups are fighting to end the practice of child marriages in the country!

A 13-year-old Yemeni girl died of internal injuries four days after a family-arranged marriage to a man almost twice her age, a human rights group said.

Ilham Mahdi al Assi died last Friday in a hospital in Yemen's Hajja province, the Shaqaeq Arab Forum for Human Rights said, quoting a medical report.

She was married the previous Monday in a traditional arrangement known as a 'swap marriage', in which the brother of the bride also married the sister of the groom, it said.

Sigrid Kaag, regional director for UNICEF, said in a statement that the United Nations child agency was 'dismayed by the death of yet another child bride in Yemen'.

'Elham is a martyr of abuse of children's lives in Yemen and a clear example of what is justified by the lack of limits on the age of marriage,' SAF said in a statement.

A medical report from al-Thawra hospital said she suffered a tear to her genitals and severe bleeding.

The Yemeni rights group said the girl was married off in an agreement between two men to marry each other's sisters to avoid having to pay expensive bride-prices.

The practice of marrying young girls is widespread in Yemen and drew the attention of international rights groups seeking to pressure the government to outlaw child marriages.

Legislation that would make it illegal for those under the age of 17 to marry is in serious peril after strong opposition from some of Yemen's most influential Islamic leaders.

The group said that was a common arrangement in the deeply impoverished country.

Yemen's gripping poverty plays a role in hindering efforts to stamp out the practice, as poor families find themselves unable to say no to bride-prices in the hundreds of dollars for their daughters.

More than a quarter of Yemen's females marry before age 15, according to a report last year by the Social Affairs Ministry.

Tribal custom also plays a role, including the belief that a young bride can be shaped into an obedient wife, bear more children and be kept away from temptation.

Last month, a group of the country's highest Islamic authorities declared those supporting a ban on child marriages to be apostates.

A February 2009 law set the minimum age for marriage at 17, but it was repealed and sent back to parliament's constitutional committee for review after some politicians called it un-Islamic. The committee is expected to make a final decision on the legislation this month.

Some of the clerics who signed the decree against a ban sit on the committee.

Further imperilling the effort is the weak government's reluctance to confront the clerics and other conservative tribal officials, whose support is essential to their fragile hold on power.

The issue of Yemen's child brides got widespread attention three years ago when an eight-year-old girl boldly went by herself to a courtroom and demanded a judge dissolve her marriage to a man in his 30s.

She eventually won a divorce, and legislators began looking at ways to curb the practice.

In September, a 12-year-old Yemeni child-bride died after struggling for three days in labour to give birth, a local human rights organisation said.

Yemen once set 15 as the minimum age for marriage, but parliament annulled that law in the 1990s, saying parents should decide when a daughter marries.

Shocking patriarchal hate crimes against women:

India, New Delhi, Aug 7,2005:

Police in Madhya Pradesh arrested 15 people on Wednesday for allegedly forcing a woman to burn herself to death by sitting on her husband's funeral pyre.

The woman's two sons, meanwhile, are to be charged with murder over Tuesday's incident, according to Savita Shoney, a local police officer. Shoney told AFP that sweeping arrests were being made to get to the bottom of the "ugly incident" in which Kuttu Bai burned to death in Tamoli village in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district by committing the outlawed custom of sati.

"We have arrested 15 people so far. And we have registered a criminal case against Kuttu Bai's sons Ashok and Rajkumar Sen Nai. They will be facing murder charges," said Shoney.

"We suspect them of pushing their 65-year-old mother into this becausethey simply wanted to grab her property," she added.

Kuttu Bai's elder son Ashok Sen Nai is accused of lighting the pyre infront of several people, including her younger son.

Two policemen had rushed to Tamoli village after being tipped off by thevillage headwoman that an elderly woman in her village was about to commit sati, but the locals threw stones at the police and chased them away.

"We have already arrested some villagers for attacking our policepersonnel. Others are absconding but will face charges for obstructing justice."

Shoney added that around 40 policemen had been posted in Tamoli village to ensure that no one "tried to glorify" the incident.

"Sati has been outlawed and any attempts to glorify Tuesday's incidentwill be firmly quashed," she said. The last reported incident of sati was the death of 18-year-old Roop Kanwar, widow of Mal Singh, in the Rajasthan village of Deorala on September 4, 1987, which sparked national and international outrage.

Police charged Sumer Singh, Mal Singh's father, with forcing Roop Kanwar to sit on the pyre with her husband's body. Pushpendra Singh, his other son, was accused of lighting the pyre in front of several people. Kanwar's father-in-law and brother-in-law were both acquitted by a court in October 1996.

Following the Roop Kanwar case, India enacted legislation providing thedeath penalty for anyone abetting sati.

Two shocking patriarchal 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

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Alexandra Nissen
6 years ago
Displaying a flag that symbolizes love, equality and support should be able to be proudly displayed

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Ros Jenner
6 years ago
Provided the flag was genuinely not obstructing anyone's view as the article alleges, then they deserve the right to display it. Would it be treated differently if it were an aboriginal flag? You bet it would, even if the aboriginal flag was obstructing someone's view or was advertising something, the body corporate would shit theitlr pants before speaking up and they'd never dream of asking for its removal, so what's the difference? Oh's still considered OK in some circles to hate on LGBTI people! Enough is enough!

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Ethan Robinson
6 years ago
I'm sick of corporate homophobia...

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Lorna Parker
6 years ago
What is the world coming to when two gentlemen with a loving committment for half a century can't declare their place in the rainbow community from their own balcony!. Murray and James, we all support and salute you! Ignore the bigots!

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Janice Cresdee
6 years ago

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Rakurai Kitsune
6 years ago
Everyone should be treated fairly

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Linda Mladenovic
6 years ago
Harmless act! Homophobic bullying. Unacceptable request. Go get someone that is causing a real issue you bully's 

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Wolf Tombe
6 years ago
The flag is just that "a flag" let it fly!

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Amanda Bellia
6 years ago
It's a beautiful flag nod should be seen!