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Lesbians More Prone to Partner Violence Than Homosexual Men
MensNewsDaily.com ^ | August 30, 2010 | Carey Roberts

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 partner’s 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. Leventhal’s 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.

It’s also believed that lesbians are more likely to engage in partner violence than gay men. According to the Boston Gay Men’s 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 women’s 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, we’ll stop seeing so many women and men victimized by domestic violence.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News
KEYWORDS: childabuse; domesticviolence; homosexual; homosexualagenda; lesbian; samesex
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1 posted on 08/30/2010 2:37:06 AM PDT by RogerFGay
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To: RogerFGay
Dikes on testosterone!
2 posted on 08/30/2010 2:39:51 AM PDT by poobear ("The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: RogerFGay
Is anyone really surprised,,, women are emotional beings and even in normal heterosexual settings are more likely than men to start an argument or become violent... put two of them together with no rational partner to defuse the situation and it gets ugly fast.


3 posted on 08/30/2010 2:50:50 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer
I feel like I just got violenced.
4 posted on 08/30/2010 2:53:42 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Chump Obama promised "Change" and we got chump change.)
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To: RogerFGay

This needs to go to Rachel Maddow,that dyke resides in Mass


5 posted on 08/30/2010 2:59:28 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Neidermeyer

Is it just me, or does the blonde with the flattop look like Al Franken?


6 posted on 08/30/2010 2:59:34 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: RogerFGay

Joke.
What does a lesbian bring to a second date?

Ans. A U-Haul trailor.

My former apprentice(lesbian) told me that one.


7 posted on 08/30/2010 3:02:37 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Neidermeyer; All

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.


8 posted on 08/30/2010 3:05:07 AM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: Neidermeyer

You just made me sick for the entire day


9 posted on 08/30/2010 3:05:21 AM PDT by dennisw (2012)
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To: RogerFGay

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.


10 posted on 08/30/2010 3:22:50 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: RogerFGay

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.


11 posted on 08/30/2010 3:28:07 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: samtheman

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.


12 posted on 08/30/2010 3:34:39 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: 101voodoo

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.


13 posted on 08/30/2010 3:38:42 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: 101voodoo
here.....just take it! no strings...just keep it in the fridge for later.
14 posted on 08/30/2010 3:40:36 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: 101voodoo

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!


15 posted on 08/30/2010 3:42:22 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: RogerFGay

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16 posted on 08/30/2010 3:43:40 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: RogerFGay
I wonder who plays the "wife" in this relationship (Obama and his Man Servant, Reggie Love).



17 posted on 08/30/2010 3:44:11 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: samtheman

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.


18 posted on 08/30/2010 3:45:22 AM PDT by RogerFGay
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To: JimKalb; Free the USA; EdReform; realwoman; Orangedog; Lorianne; Outlaw76; balrog666; DNA Rules; ...

ping


19 posted on 08/30/2010 3:47:27 AM PDT by RogerFGay
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To: RogerFGay

Do they serve minors to lickers in Mass?


20 posted on 08/30/2010 3:51:49 AM PDT by 03A3
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To: RogerFGay
A man's mental image of lesbians fighting:

A woman's mental image of lesbians fighting:


21 posted on 08/30/2010 4:12:42 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: 101voodoo

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.”


22 posted on 08/30/2010 4:20:32 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Many men who are charged with spousal abuse are men who fought back when attacked by the wife.


23 posted on 08/30/2010 4:25:02 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: RogerFGay

...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’


24 posted on 08/30/2010 4:26:03 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: RogerFGay

Cherrypicked gibberish.

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.


25 posted on 08/30/2010 4:26:33 AM PDT by tlb
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To: RogerFGay

Everybody knows ***** makes people crazy.


26 posted on 08/30/2010 4:27:15 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: tlb; RogerFGay

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.


27 posted on 08/30/2010 4:35:03 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: RogerFGay
I learned that lesbos are not the type of women that one wishes to have in the receptionist areas of a professional office. We ended up with two of them on the desk and they were rude to clients, inefficient, and bickering the most of the time. Lesbians, for what reason, are jumping from one woman to another, worse than a whoremonger, and are having relationship problems almost continually. Couple that with the victim attitude and it is a recipe for disruption of any workplace. If I have a choice, gays and lesbians can go work somewhere else other than in my office. Lesbos have some real mental problems.
28 posted on 08/30/2010 4:37:25 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: tlb

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.


29 posted on 08/30/2010 4:49:55 AM PDT by RogerFGay
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To: vetvetdoug

The inability to maintain stable relationships may be why they spend their lives picking up one night stands in bars.


30 posted on 08/30/2010 4:52:25 AM PDT by RogerFGay
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To: RogerFGay

Lesbians and homosexual Men are both very violent it isn’t just sex that makes the screwed up critters.


31 posted on 08/30/2010 4:58:56 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: RogerFGay

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.


32 posted on 08/30/2010 5:03:05 AM PDT by dangus
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To: RogerFGay

Homosexuality is a mental disorder.

Pray for America


33 posted on 08/30/2010 5:03:55 AM PDT by bray (A fun read: http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: RogerFGay

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.


34 posted on 08/30/2010 5:05:17 AM PDT by sueuprising
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To: DJ MacWoW
I have a brother that’s “gay”. I used to “gay” bar hop with him and his friends. And they ARE violent. And unstable.

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.

35 posted on 08/30/2010 5:07:00 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: dangus

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.


36 posted on 08/30/2010 5:07:35 AM PDT by RogerFGay
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To: little jeremiah; scripter; wagglebee

Also, another indicator of the lower life expectancy of homosexuals.


37 posted on 08/30/2010 5:07:48 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: sueuprising
... their mimicry of [men] would include the very worst of what they perceive as a masculine trait, dominance.

Their arguments, part of a long-lasting hate campaign against men, seem to support this idea. They are obsessed with it. It doesn't seem their fantasy of masculinity would be complete without it.
38 posted on 08/30/2010 5:10:37 AM PDT by RogerFGay
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To: Neidermeyer

sorry, not lesbians

those are guys


39 posted on 08/30/2010 5:14:20 AM PDT by beachn4fun (It's time for serious fall house cleaning - vote em out!)
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To: RogerFGay

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.


40 posted on 08/30/2010 5:14:55 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: RogerFGay
Let's rise above stereotyping and bigotry with this thread, shall we?

There could be chemical/environmental factors which promote violence among lesbians.

Maybe it's something in the carpet (or flannel)

41 posted on 08/30/2010 5:15:01 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: rarestia

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.


42 posted on 08/30/2010 5:18:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: ZinGirl

NO good. Part of the wish for her turning into a 6 pack is so they wouldn’t TALK!


43 posted on 08/30/2010 5:18:55 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: rarestia
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.

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.

44 posted on 08/30/2010 5:23:44 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: vetvetdoug

Pray for our military.


45 posted on 08/30/2010 5:26:02 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: RogerFGay

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


46 posted on 08/30/2010 5:28:24 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: RogerFGay

No homosexual I have known has ever had a close, loving relationship with their same-sex parent. They are all hurtin’ puppies.


47 posted on 08/30/2010 5:29:45 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: RogerFGay
I found the article interesting and clear, thank you for posting.
48 posted on 08/30/2010 5:31:41 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: manc

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?


49 posted on 08/30/2010 5:32:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: 101voodoo

I have more faith in men than you do.


50 posted on 08/30/2010 5:32:14 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (Conservatives must man up!!)
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