Corrective rapes of lesbians in Uganda

15 May

Tonight on HBO’s investigative docu-show VICE, reporter Isobel Yeung travels to Uganda to highlight the horrific homophobia that has raged in the last several years, inspiring the Kill the Gays Bill that was prop0sed in 2014. What Isobel finds is that the churches and schools are not only lying to kids and adults alike about the “evils” that come along with homosexuality, but that American missionaries and politicians are part of the problem.

“A Prayer for Uganda” highlights the teachings of people like Pastor George Oduch, a Christian Fundamentalist who has taken his lead from anti-gay American Pastor Scott Lively. They attempt to educate Ugandans about how there’s “no difference between a terrorist and a homosexual,” and that homosexuality is just like pedophilia.

We see that young children are taught that a man who is with a man or a woman with a woman will be punished by the “10 different cancers that attack only homosexuals.” Plays are performed with a female student pretending to be a lesbian who pays her female classmate to have sex with her. It ends with her cradling her stomach in the fetal position on the ground crying, “I can never produce!”

“If a woman gets homosexuality with another woman, she cannot give birth,” a young girl tells Isobel.

The young Ugandans repeat what they are lectured in school and in church, but also in their communities, as the adults are even worse. In a repulsive scene, Isobel talks with a group of men about Ugandan culture.

“The first thing we hate is homosexuality,” a man tells Isobel. “If we find a woman with a woman, we pull out one and we do it to her. We have sex with her. We cannot allow a woman to have sex with a fellow woman.”

“Have you ever raped a lesbian?” Isobel asks.

“Yeah. Serious raping. Yes, because when it’s woman to woman, then it means you need real sex. And we get you a man who is seriously needing a woman and they rape you seriously. Woman and woman we rape, man and man we kill.”

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