Skip to comments.Lesbians More Prone to Partner Violence Than Homosexual Men
Posted on 08/30/2010 2:37:01 AM PDT by RogerFGay
A series of high-profile cases of lesbian-perpetrated domestic violence has sent shock-waves through Massachusetts communities in recent months:
1. On February 16, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Nicole Chuminski on two counts of second-degree murder, following a fire that killed the two daughters of her lover Anna Reisopoulos. During a heated argument between the two, Chuminski reportedly fell into a fit of rage. A few hours later Chuminski returned to her partners apartment and hurled an acetone-laden firebomb into the front door.
Sophia and Acia, ages 2 and 14, were burned beyond recognition, so dental records were needed for positive identification.
2. On March 29 Annamarie Rintala of Granby, Mass. was found dead by strangulation in the basement of the house she shared with her domestic partner Cara. Cara had been previously charged with domestic violence after she struck Annamarie in the back of the head with a closed fist.
3. Eunice Field of Brockton, Mass. found herself on the losing end of a bitter ménage à trois. So on August 9 she marched to the apartment of Lorraine Wachsman. There she grabbed a serrated knife and stabbed Wachsman in the back and neck. Dispelling any doubt about her intentions, she then penned a note admitting she had killed Waschsman for taking away the love of my life.
Ms. Field is now being held without bail pending a September 3 court appearance.
Experts on lesbian domestic violence were shocked, but honestly not surprised by these incidents. Last November a report by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs reported a 125% increase in domestic violence fatalities in lesbian and gay couples around the country during the prior year. According to Beth Leventhal of The Network/La Red of Boston, partner abuse in LGBT communities can be just as lethal as that in heterosexual communities.
Ms. Leventhals commentary actually understates the extent of the problem. Earlier this year the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research published the results of a survey of over 51,000 California adults . The UCLA study found 28% of persons in lesbian/gay relationships had experienced intimate partner violence, compared to 17% of persons in heterosexual relationships.
Its also believed that lesbians are more likely to engage in partner violence than gay men. According to the Boston Gay Mens Domestic Violence Project, one in three homosexual women experience partner aggression, compared to only one in four homosexual men. Kaitlin Nichols of The Network/La Red notes, The myth of womens communities as safe communities has prevented many women from reaching out for support. If they have shared what is happening, they are met with disbelief from their community.
And why are lesbians more likely to abuse?
According to Nomi Porat, an abuse-prevention expert, the reason is poor limit-setting: An issue common to women, particularly battered women, is the fear of demanding physical and emotional boundaries. In part, battered lesbians are afraid their lovers will leave or become more violent if any limitations are set in the relationship.
A nearly impenetrable double wall serves to keep lesbian battering tucked away in the proverbial closet. The first wall is the stigmatization invoked by lesbians themselves who believe in a sort of same-sex utopia, the feminist belief that maintains female-female relationships are inherently more peaceful, gentle, and pure, compared to male-female relationships.
In Naming the Violence: Speaking out About Lesbian Battering, Barbara Hart maintains that female batterers should be subjected to a form of shunning by the lesbian community: one of the consequences of [female batterers] violence is that they may have to limit any contact with the person they assaulted/abused. This may mean that the batterer cannot attend public gatherings or movement meetings.
The second wall is the broader domestic violence industry that maintains a cult-like belief in the notion of patriarchal sexism, the theory that men abuse their wives due to an innate and irrepressible urge to oppress women. So every time a woman pummels, rapes, or otherwise abuses her female partner, the patriarchal dominance theory takes a body-blow.
These ideological blinders serve to justify shelters policies that turn away of needy women. According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, the problem of abuse shelters that discriminate on the basis of gender identity is widespread.
Intimate partner aggression is not a problem limited to any particular sex, or gender identity, or economic group. Indeed, research shows women are at least as likely as men to engage in partner abuse.
When the Sisterhood gets over its denial of the truth, well stop seeing so many women and men victimized by domestic violence.
This needs to go to Rachel Maddow,that dyke resides in Mass
Is it just me, or does the blonde with the flattop look like Al Franken?
What does a lesbian bring to a second date?
Ans. A U-Haul trailor.
My former apprentice(lesbian) told me that one.
What I personally refer to as “a fistful of pardons” lesbians. As in, these two couldn’t get laid in man’s prison if they walked in with a fistful of pardons.
You just made me sick for the entire day
That article is full of sociological babble. It certainly didn’t answer the question of why they batter each other so much.
Not that I really care. I’m just commenting on the extremely poor quality of the writing and thinking that went into that article.
If I were an English teacher and that came from a student I guess I would have to give it a D, for effort, but nothing higher.
This is not news nor is it a surprise to those who know anything,
Females are by far the more vicious of the species (check out the mating habits of the Black Widow Spider and the Praying Mantis) and it is only the natural upper body strength and size of the majority of men which keeps the male female ratio in balance.
Woman, plot, plan, connive, and if you have ever listened to them speak to each other, the subject is 99% men and the comments are brutal. Most women are natural born castrators, especially the ones born after the mid 1960’s and they think nothing of using a man to gain their wants and needs.
Guys on the other hand only want to hang out with their buddies, watch the game, drink beer and scratch themselves. They want to hook up once in awhile with the opposite sex of course and they have a fantasy, not often voiced that wishes their sex partner, after the act is completed would turn into a 6 pack of Bud.
Do women deserve this? I don’t know but what I do know is that it is women who are responsible for the disaster in the WH today.
I think the answer is simple. These people (gays) are miserable and unhappy people are often violent. They know 95% of the world looks at them as misfits whether they choose to admit it or not. That is why the gays are continually pushing not to just be accepted bit to be applauded for their lifestyle choices.
There often outrageous behavior in public is the “in your face” challenge of the gays to normal folks. They are saying, but don’t mean it, that they will do anything they want anytime and anywhere they want and we cannot stop them.
They are unhappy children not to mention very, very angry at a situation they have no control over.
You know, voodoo, your 3-paragraph post is a thousand times clearer and makes a thousand times more sense than the posted article.
I’m changing the grade I’m giving that author: F.
Despite the obvious effort.
Voodoo, I was praising your post#12. I’ve got problems with your post#11. Lots of problems. I think you get a lot of things wrong in #11. But your #12 is great!
The article was clear and question appeared to be quite clearly answered. You might try getting those qualifications as an English teacher before criticizing. You’ll probably be tested on reading comprehension as well as grammar.
Do they serve minors to lickers in Mass?
A woman's mental image of lesbians fighting:
This is a good point, but the American people are now conditioned to accept the homosexuals with “equality.” Because “equality” is taught everywhere, and the American people like to be “liked.”
Many men who are charged with spousal abuse are men who fought back when attacked by the wife.
...we had a similar incident several years ago...two lesbians went out bar crawling then parked at a lovers lane....they argued, then fought, and one strangled the other to death with her bare hands...at the trial, the judge called the killer ‘pure evil’
How does comparing one FEMALE subgroup to one MALE subgroup make any meaningful point? It’s apples and oranges, plus the focus is too narrow. Perhaps deliberately so.
No useful conclusions can be derived without looking at a wider spectrum of demographic and cultural groupings. Then perhaps they can arrive at meaningful comparisons.
Everybody knows ***** makes people crazy.
Your post is gibberish. Subgroups? Demographics and culture? Pure psychobabble. It was a study based on the mental illness called homosexuality and their tendency toward violence. I have a brother that’s “gay”. I used to “gay” bar hop with him and his friends. And they ARE violent. And unstable.
Actually, it’s extremely relevant within the context of social and legal policy debate. And BTW: There were at least 3 comparisons. Don’t forget the heteros. Now, maybe I’m just naive, but that seems like a pretty full comparison. Cherry picking not.
The inability to maintain stable relationships may be why they spend their lives picking up one night stands in bars.
Lesbians and homosexual Men are both very violent it isn’t just sex that makes the screwed up critters.
Another factor: A lot of women are lesbian BECAUSE they come from abusive backgrounds (For instance, the father abused them, so they have difficulty forming initimate relationships with men). That’s not saying it’s a singular cause, but it is a factor.
Homosexuality is a mental disorder.
Pray for America
After I read the article, I could not help but feel that those who engage in this type of sinful behavior must suffer the consequences of it. Because so many of these couples include a partner that looks just like a man, there is every reason to suspect that their mimicry of one would include the very worst of what they perceive as a masculine trait, dominance. It is a revolting lifestyle and those who embrace it are equally so.
My cousin is gay and lives with his partner, and I agree with you to a point. The violence is often manifest from self-loathing. In my cousin's case, he was a closet homo for most of his youth, and he tried to take his life several times before he finally came out and everyone in our family accepted him as-is. His despondency never went away, it just migrated to a new subject: his partners.
I would bet that many guys aren't proud of what they're doing, but as the social experiment of liberalism continues to grip our country, it will grow to be socially acceptable, and this sort of behavior will likely wane.
Sad really. Violence against another of the same gender, regardless of relationship, is really hardwired in us. Women keep away other women to ensure they have exclusive access to the male's breeding and relational benefits while men fight other men for dominance and show. Two men or two women being together in a relationship is completely counter to natural order, IMHO.
That makes sense, as well as a flipped explanation for why men become homosexual. It kinda ruins their claim that their biology made them that way from birth though.
Also, another indicator of the lower life expectancy of homosexuals.
sorry, not lesbians
those are guys
These folks are not normal. There was a time when this type of behavior was considered to be deviant. No matter what the MSM would have us believe it is still deviant.
There could be chemical/environmental factors which promote violence among lesbians.
Maybe it's something in the carpet (or flannel)
No matter how “socially acceptable” it becomes (even in the extreme of requiring homosexuality by law),
the Law, written on our hearts as human beings,
will always tell us that it’s wrong.
This is the source of the “despondency”,
and there is no way to escape it.
NO good. Part of the wish for her turning into a 6 pack is so they wouldn’t TALK!
It won't. They are immature adults centered on self. Their whole lifestyle is hedonistic and revolves around what makes them happy. And nothing does for very long. Monogamy is not something most of them practice. Mental illness does not cure itself simply because most other people are forced to accept it as "normal".
Two men or two women being together in a relationship is completely counter to natural order, IMHO.
It absolutely is counter to normalcy. It adds nothing in evolutionary terms. They are relationships that are focused totally on sex. There is no "family". They even simulate normal relationships. It is two people, pretending to be what they are not.
Pray for our military.
because they need mental help in the first place, .
They have sex with the same sex.
wear straps thinking that one is a man and then plays the role of a man.
What is needed if for homosexuals to be helped and not told that they are great, that some idiot comes friends with a homosexual thinking it is cool.
Hell NY city women there have a homo friend like it is a fashion
No homosexual I have known has ever had a close, loving relationship with their same-sex parent. They are all hurtin’ puppies.
Does anyone know of a true “same sex” couple -
that is, both of them acting as the SAME gender,
and not one of them pretending to be the opposite gender?
I have more faith in men than you do.
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