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This is an absolute travesty, and needs to BE STOPPED. NOW.

From AVAAZ.org:

‘Corrective rape,’ the vicious practice of raping lesbians to ‘cure’ their sexuality, is a crisis in South Africa.

Millicent Gaika, pictured above, was bound, strangled, and repeatedly raped in an attack last year. But brave South African activists are risking their lives to ensure that Millicent’s case sparks change. Their appeal to the Minister of Justice has exploded to over 140,000 signatures, forcing him to respond on national television.

If enough of us join in to amplify and escalate this campaign, we could help get urgent action to end 'corrective rape'. Let's call on President Zuma and the Minister of Justice to publicly condemn ‘corrective rape’, criminalize hate crimes, and lead a critical shift against rape and homophobia. Sign the petition now and share it with everyone.

Please CLICK HERE to sign the petition and do your part!

NO ONE should have to go through such barbaric and violent acts of hatred, let alone to have it be condoned by their government.

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89 comments to “PLEASE Sign This Petition!”



  1. 1

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!
    This needs to be stopped!



  2. 2

    That's so sad. I signed it! :)



  3. 3

    Thank you for posting this, it's so important.
    I just signed, and I urge anyone who reads this to do the same!



  4. 4

    I just signed the petition.



  5. 5

    Thank You for putting this on your site. I have signed the petition and I have emailed the link to everyone in my mailbox and put it on my face book. As a person who has been raped I can not imagine that it could ever be considered a cure for anything! This is disgusting and I really appreciate you calling attention to it.



  6. 6

    corrective???? where is this logic that if one is raped and almost killed it will "correct" her. this makes me not want to sleep with men actually. having quite the opposite affect. violence, ignorance makes me so fucking sad.



  7. 7

    absolutely horrible!!



  8. 8

    That's some pretty fucked up shit.. i can't believe some people ..glad a lot of people are signing it though…

  9. sim says – reply to this


    9

    Acts like these strip away all feelings I have, so that all I can feel is extreme discomfort to the point of sickness. As someone who has been effected by 'corrective rape', I choose to live my life without extreme acts of violence, hate, and inequality. Thank you for bringing light to unfortunately-real subjects such as these.



  10. 10

    Very sad but this is not why I come to this site. I for one am not signing the petition. Rape in South Africa is at epidemic proportions, why should there be a petition for only a very specific target? Not signing.



  11. 11

    This is absolutley horrible. How can this even occur in todays age? All these acts of hate need to seriously be stopped… it's unbelivable how we treat each other. SIGNED



  12. 12

    Thank you for posting. I have signed and forwarded the petition to others. May the violence and hatred stop. Love equality for all.



  13. 13

    there really aren't words for how sick this is. thank you for posting this, i signed it.



  14. 14

    I signed it!
    Thanks Perez for posting this. It's so important for ignorance to stop and for everyone to accept each other for who they are.



  15. 15

    thank you for putting this on your website. Change needs to happen soon. This is so wrong!!



  16. 16

    How disgusting. What the fuck i cant believe people would actually think it is okay to do this to someone.



  17. 17

    This needs to be stopped. Thank you for posting this Perez. I made sure to sign the petition right away.

    No one deserves this type of treatment.



  18. 18

    this is so horrifying!! thanks for posting this perez, I signed it & so many other people are too!!



  19. 19

    That kind of treatment is enough to put straight women off men.



  20. 20

    Thank you for posting this, Perez. This is such a travesty. My heart breaks just looking at the picture of that poor woman. Nobody deserves this. And for those of you who come on this site just to be douche bags, have a heart and sign the petition.



  21. 21

    just signed! This is unacceptable !



  22. 22

    Those people are absolute SAVAGES to one another on most of that continent. Who cares??? After the "they eat 'de poo-poo!!" video, I couldn't care less what they do to one another! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES!!!!



  23. 23

    Can't we just bomb that shit hole of a country? all they are is a money sink, time waster. Bomb them = Problems solved.



  24. 24

    Although South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions, actions like these happen because of the culture and societal norms (I'm not saying all of South Africa). I learned about her case last semester in a Women and Development class. I believe she was beaten and raped in her own home while screaming for help for hours. Her neighbors heard her screams, but were too scared for their own welfare to interfere. Only when she was beaten within inches of her life did someone notify the police… Signing the petition is a step in the right direction, but true change can only happen when the people involved are open to changing their perspectives.

  25. Waboo says – reply to this


    25

    Absolutely horrid. Signed right away.



  26. 26

    Thank you SO MUCH for post this!
    I honestly can't believe this is happening, but I'm grateful that there are people trying to stop it.
    Everyone should sign this petition!



  27. 27

    Re: Chasenip – And after your beaten and raped we will tell you the same. Have a heart for God's sake!



  28. 28

    if this were a straight woman you wouldnt even posted it



  29. 29

    This is very sad. You actually posted something important!

  30. THINK says – reply to this


    30

    ATTENTION:
    I know some of you are very young, so I won't judge too much. When there is a charitable organization that you have never heard of, be very cautious when giving your personal information. This organization is newly founded, does not have any endorsments by celebrities/politicians, and is not recognized as a charitable organization by the BBB; it is most likely fradulent! Shame on you Perez Hilton for not doing your homework! Do not sign this petition, give your email, or even give them money! You can find a more reputable organization that will help with this cause.



  31. 31

    This is one country I have never visited and never will. Barbarians is putting it mildly, more like animals!



  32. 32

    OMG - that's so wrong Thanks for alerting us. I have signed.



  33. 33

    Re: THINK – Yeppers!!! People just like handing over their money and identity to people, lol!!



  34. 34

    I signed it!



  35. 35

    holy shit !! that's horrible



  36. 36

    i signed that poor poor girl this is so horrible



  37. 37

    Re: jerkstore – well arent you just a dumbass



  38. 38

    Re: pie107 – South Africa is rapey.



  39. 39

    that poor woman that is HORRIBLE! i hope every one of those people that are doing this to these people get thrown in jail and tortured for the rest of there pathetic lives. thats disgusting.



  40. 40

    Petition signed! This is awful



  41. 41

    Re: jerkstore – WHAT THE FUCK is wrong with you? Violence for one is in epic proportions EVERYWHERE but does that mean we should accept it and let it continue to happen? NO. you dont have to sign it but at least have a fucking heart.

  42. m3l<3 says – reply to this


    42

    Re: jerkstore
    You are a freaking idiot! That's the most stupid thing I've ever heard. Are you trying to make a point because it's not working. Have you ever maybe thought that we need to start changing things one at a time? "Why should there be a petition for only one specific target?" Because that's how it starts you moron!!!!! What a F&*%ing moron! lLMAOO go sign the petition if you to begin the change. If we get this banned, then we can get others banned and go from there. moron. think a little more in depth before you talk. :) PEACE

  43. m3l<3 says – reply to this


    43

    Re: pie107

    I'm with you. what a moron. loll trying to make a discussion thinking it's a good point, but is very weak.



  44. 44

    Re: THINK – Spend some time on the avaaz.org site, especially reading the news paper articles about Avaaz and you'll find the credibility you're looking for. Good of you to advise caution, shame on you for criticizing without even 2 minutes of research.



  45. 45

    I signed it.



  46. 46

    Not just lesbians, rape is prolific in South Africa. A recent survey showed that 25% of men have taken part in sexual assault and 10% of them were targets of sexual assault.

    Being a lesbian is just a better excuse for a woman to get raped, but don't be fooled, everybody's getting it.



  47. 47

    I am a south african and as much as i love my country, i honestly dont think appealing to Zuma for help is going to do anything, as he is a rapist himself.
    Remember the whole "i took a shower in the morning' thing?!



  48. 48

    Sorry, but signing a petition online, for a country that barely even knows what the internet is, is not going to do a damn thing. This is their culture, part of their religion, their belief system. As wrong as it is, how would you like someone coming here and demanding you stop with your own beliefs or demanding that you change your belief?
    It's the same as woman being stoned to death in Muslim countries. It is part of THEIR system, not ours, no matter how wrong we feel it is.



  49. 49

    I am so sorry to hear about this, and unfortunately, it is true, it happens everywhere. People who are so against same sex love believe that you can actually force that out of you. People who also rape do not believe they are doing rape. They believe the victim actually enjoys what is happening to them, so in their sick and twisted mind, if they screw her enough, she'll like the feel of a man inside of her, not understanding that she does not want it. I will sign this and pass it on, do not worry, and dont let this ruin your life baby, rise above this and do what you are doing, use your cause for the greater good, and put them in their graves, rapists do not see anything wrong with their actions, to them, what they are doing is wanted, there are many cases where women become brave enough to go against their attacker but each time the man claims that it was consensual and that she asked for it. Sick but true and i believe that these disgusting people will dot he same. I'm on your side girl, forever.



  50. 50

    this is so fucked up. what is wrong with the world? thank you for sharing. i sure hope it leads to change.



  51. 51

    Re: jerkstore

    you're a moron. every little bit counts.



  52. 52

    Re: Chasenip

    selfish and self absorbed.



  53. 53

    Re: LagunaBarbie44

    AGREED



  54. 54

    Horrible. :(
    Yet people still complain about the United States.



  55. 55

    Re: billabong031

    so what? rape = bad. period.



  56. 56

    It's almost at 400,000! :D



  57. 57

    many people turn homos because they were raped when they were kids, this only gives them one more reason to don't like men, they can't change no matter what let them be who they want to be, poor girls



  58. 58

    This makes me physically ill. As both a woman and the former VP of the GSA, I am sickened, saddened and enraged that this is going on in my lifetime. I happen to be straight, however, I know what it feels like to be brutalized, no matter the cause the bastards used to rationalize their evil deeds. This needs to end NOW! STOP THE H8!

    PS: Even if you don't want to sign it, at least repost this to get the word out.



  59. 59

    signed.



  60. 60

    That's horrible…
    *signed*

  61. THINK says – reply to this


    61

    Re: Morgan Goodwin – Actually, I did do research. I found many negative blogs about AVAAZ being a "spam website" and having a questionable fund distribution. I'm not saying that this is in fact, fraud. I'm only making the public aware that they need to think and question before giving their information/money out to a random site.
    BTW- I do know that you work for AVAAZ, which makes me even more skeptical. Therefore, I can't take what you say as evidence that this is a honest charity. I need more proof thatn the actual website…or any other random website for that matter. It just hasn't been investigated enough.
    Because Perezhilton website uses phrases like, "fatally injured"; one has to question EVERYTHING!



  62. 62

    this is disgusting!



  63. 63

    Re: tallulah6 – wasn't the woman also a lesbian? I think the petition is a good thing - hopefully they will see that it's not just us white South Africans who think it's wrong, but that people all over the world aswell.
    We need some intervention from foreigners.



  64. 64

    why do we have a un they dont do shit period…



  65. 65

    Re: Disturbed – Hi Disturbed… that isn't the culture of all South Africans. Most of us are completely disgusted by what goes on in this country. But we are called racist when we voice our opinions.
    Lack of education is a big problem and a lot of people believe the shit that their "leaders" or sangomas (witchdoctor) tell them : having sex with a baby cures aids, having sex with a virgin cures aids, eating beetroot cures aids (this one was actually said by our health minister at the time).
    But we are not all like that :) - Internet using South African



  66. 66

    IM SORRY BUT I SUPPORT THIS TREATMENT. IT HELPS SHOW THESE HOES THE PLEASURES OF DICK AND IN THE END THAT IS GOOD FOR THEM



  67. 67

    This is downright puke inducing. This coming from a country where men are raping virgins as young as new born babies to "cure" themselves of AIDS.



  68. 68

    This is really horrible but millions of brutal rapes occur all over the world every day and it concerns me that Perez only seems to care about the gay community



  69. 69

    There was an amazing, eye opening piece on this on ESPN's E-60 last fall. If you can find it it's definitely worth your time to watch.



  70. 70

    This is so sad, but it happens to many women over there, not just lesbians. Maybe now gays in the U.S. will stop bitching so much and realize how good they really have it. "WWWWaaaaahhhhh, we can't get married!!" Well, atleast America doesn't condone raping your asses. So stop bitching and realize that you're damn lucky.



  71. 71

    Re: MarioMonjack – You're a disgusting person and I hope you get murdered.



  72. 72

    What the fuck is wrong with these assholes????? So sad.



  73. 73

    No. I will absolutely NOT sign that petition on principle. Rape in South Africa is endemic. It's a brutal crime that all women suffer from. As a statistic one girl in every four in South Africa will be raped before they reach age 16. Girls there gave a greater chance of being raped than they do of learning how to read. I have never, not once, seen you bring the topic up, but we're supposed to take special notice of it when the victim happens to be gay? It's like here in the US where a beating is worse if the victim is black instead of white. It's the crime that's bad, it's not bad because of the special status you've assigned to the victim.



  74. 74

    WTF is this?!
    I mean… are they crazy or what? Does the judiciary does not do anything about it?



  75. 75

    Re: MarioMonjack – of course it does because being raped just turns women on and makes lesbians like guys even more. NOT!!! DUMBASS!!



  76. 76

    Indeed this is horrible, but do you wanna know something else thats horrible? African males with HIV raping children because they think it will cure them from the HIV. Well, since its got nothing to do with sexual preference i guess it doesn't really matter to you, does it?



  77. 77

    That is really disgusting how the hell can that be a cure?I would think it would make these women more afraid of men or even having a healthy relationship with anyone.



  78. 78

    signed it!



  79. 79

    As I mentioned before, it is generally the uneducated people who are doing this disgusting act. They are told this by sangomas ( witchdoctors) and their leaders. A few years ago our ex- health minister said that AIDS can be cured by eating beetroot and other vegetables and not by ARV's!!!! So they stopped using the ARV's! And as a white person, if you say anything about any of the shit that they do then you are a racist….
    And that is just the tip of the iceberg of the shit that is going down here in SA…



  80. 80

    my heart just shattered.

    this isnt fair that people have to go through something like that because of a lifestyle choice
    that doesnt affect other people

    they think its wrong to be gay? its fucking not!

    there are the ones who are wrong to be harming someone like this.
    i know everyone has their definition of right and wrong.
    thats why this world is so fucked up.

    cause they thing its wrong to be gay but she didnt cause anyone harm by being gay. they caused harm to her. and traumatized her.



  81. 81

    Re: Disturbed – what the hell? it's people like you who are blind and ignorant who make us look bad. guess what i'm south african. and i'm on the internet and i'm civilised. and it is not our "religion or ways" i find this just as wrong as you or anyone else does.

    you need to get a reality check.
    people like you just piss me off

    and that goes to everyone else. south africa is not some country where people are just violent and raging. yes there's crime but that occurs in all other countries too.
    oh and guess what I'm 16 and i did my HIGCSE last year. so not all people from SA are un-educated

    get your facts straight



  82. 82

    Re: tallulah6 – I have to agree with you Zuma won't do anything. but this is wrong

    I mean I myself have gay friends. and I totally support them

    but it's good to meet another south african on here :)



  83. 83

    i saw a documentary about this not long ago, an awful awful practice



  84. 84

    Thanks for posting this and raising awareness :) I had no idea this stuff went on in the world! But now I do, I will definitely sign the petition and email it to my friends :)



  85. 85

    cause that really makes sense. im sure she'll love the dick after that. why cant people apply logic. sad, but im glad perez finally put something meaningful on here



  86. 86

    Re: jerkstore
    read what you wrote outloud.
    You are a horrible person. I'm glad there are so many people that are better than you out there.
    Go crawl into your stupid selfish hole and shut up.



  87. 87

    Re: Chasenip
    I hope you are not found in a horrible situataion like this because YOU WILL EAT YOUR WORDS!
    How selfish can you be???



  88. 88

    what the fuck is wrong with people? WHY are they so obssessed with sex? what the hell is wrong with being a lesbian? nothing. sick fucking men omg.



  89. 89

    They just wasnted to rape a woman and this 'corrective rape' bullshit gave them a 'reason'.
    Fucking beasts. How are you going to make a woman to be sexually attracted to men if you fucking beat the shit out of her and rape her ? Fucking disgusting.