Judge Says Lesbians Should Be Allowed in Military So Male GIs Can Make Them Straight

A Tennessee judge, writing on the Daily Caller, has suggested that lesbians allowed in the military could be “converted” by male GIs, consent be damned. There'sa word for that...

Did a judge suggest corrective rape for lesbian soldiers?

The conservative news site The Daily Caller has removed part of an article that suggested lesbians be allowed into the US military so that their male colleagues can "convert" them.

Critics say the article went as far as to suggest corrective rape for lesbians.

"Lesbians should be allowed to serve, gay men should not," declared Joe Rehyansky in an article published Monday. Rehyansky, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, is a part-time magistrate in Hamilton County, Tennessee, and a former assistant district attorney.

In the original article, Rehyansky concluded that his lesbians-only policy "would get the distaff part of our homosexual population off our collective ‘Broke Back,’ thus giving straight male GIs a fair shot at converting lesbians and bringing them into the mainstream."


Tennessee judge Joe Rehyansky, who was fired in April for sexual harrassment,spent the rest of his article talking about men's inherent proclivities towards “promiscuity,” aka cavemen, who are informed by prehistory to “subdue” women. And in his assessment, women's only recourse for choice in the matter is through violence.

It fell to men to swing through the trees and scour the caves in search of as many women as possible to subdue and impregnate — a tough job but someone had to do it. Women had to be more selective because, then as now, the principal consequences of copulation were theirs:  pregnancy; childbirth; most of the responsibilities of childrearing whilst their baby-daddy hunter-gatherers were about hunting and gathering and finding other women to subdue; and the ruination of their pulchritudinous figures. How our ancient foremothers ever managed to establish any choice in the matter is utterly beyond me when one considers that they did not have access to Mace, police whistles, Lady Smith .38s, or domestic violence hotlines.

Terrifying. Read more at Raw Story and TBD.


AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at November 26, 2010, 1:56am

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