U.K. STOP DEPORTATION OF LESBIAN ASYLUM SEEKER JOAN TUMWINE TO UGANDA

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Anita Kanitz
7 years ago
If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.
Marian Wright Edelman

Don't ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it's the only thing that ever has.
Aaron Sorkin

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ”
― Roseanne Barr

“What’s the worst possible thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now.
You’re probably thinking of words like slut, whore, bitch, cunt (I told you not to hold back!), skank.
Okay, now, what are the worst things you can call a guy? Fag, girl, bitch, pussy. I’ve even heard the term “mangina.”
Notice anything? The worst thing you can call a girl is a girl. The worst thing you can call a guy is a girl. Being a woman is the ultimate insult. Now tell me that’s not royally fucked up.”
― Jessica Valenti, Full Frontal Feminism

“Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you...it means that you do not treat your body as a commodity with which to purchase superficial intimacy or economic security; for our bodies to be treated as objects, our minds are in mortal danger. It means insisting that those to whom you give your friendship and love are able to respect your mind. It means being able to say, with Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre: "I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all the extraneous delights should be withheld or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.

Responsibility to yourself means that you don't fall for shallow and easy solutions--predigested books and ideas...marrying early as an escape from real decisions, getting pregnant as an evasion of already existing problems. It means that you refuse to sell your talents and aspirations short...and this, in turn, means resisting the forces in society which say that women should be nice, play safe, have low professional expectations, drown in love and forget about work, live through others, and stay in the places assigned to us. It means that we insist on a life of meaningful work, insist that work be as meaningful as love and friendship in our lives. It means, therefore, the courage to be "different"...The difference between a life lived actively, and a life of passive drifting and dispersal of energies, is an immense difference. Once we begin to feel committed to our lives, responsible to ourselves, we can never again be satisfied with the old, passive way.”
― Adrienne Rich

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Amanda Borchardt
7 years ago
She needs to be protected

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Kara Leva
7 years ago
Love shouldn't be fearful. I wish her strength so she can find her girlfriend.

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Mia Faraoni
7 years ago
LET US BE!

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Hadson Mutyaba
7 years ago
As far as Uganda is concerned,it will be murder of highest degree to send her back to Uganda,i ask the concerned to not do what they have planned of throwing her into the hands of heartless ppl,infact who dont wish gay ppl anything apart from death

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Michael Gelmon
7 years ago
This person is in need of support and her story highlights the hypocrisy of such blind hatred.

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Leda Schoen
7 years ago
I feel strongly against racial and sexual discrimination

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Geoffrey Curl
7 years ago
Good luck to you, Joan. x

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Puck de Raadt
7 years ago
This woman is entitled to have access to justice. The religious NGO which tried to force her to leave has acted deeply illegally and should be prosecuted. There is no statutory excuse for not investigating her claim to be lesbian 'because a police officer is on leave' nor should she be asked inappropriately personal questions. The homophobia in Uganda is such that she is at severe risk and you know that well enough. She must have good quality legal representation to handle her asylum application. She should NOT be detained as a Detained Fast Track case which is judicially deeply flawed and superficial. Instead she should be given her temporary freedom whilst her case is investigated and heard.

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Marion Walter
7 years ago
I believe that owing to circumstances beyond her control, she has not been able to put her case for asylum.