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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL Novembre - Sexual violence (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:23:18 +0200

This text speaks only of the violence here, and surely forgets it. Violence is divided into two categories: violence against male sexuality, which is only a sign of violence and domination, and violence against women for other reasons. ---- Violence carried out under the pretext of the sexuality of men ---- Rape and sexual assault are condemned by law, little by the courts. ---- Rape, with or without violence, is any act of penetration without consent. Rape in France is at least 84,000 women victims of rape or attempts each year, 1 complaint for 10 assaults and 1 conviction for 10 complaints. The testimonies of the women having dared to face police, justice and "public opinion" explain well the weakness of these figures. Even today, it is the responsibility of the woman who is wanted in case of rape. At worst it was provocative, at best it was imprudent.

In 90% of cases the aggressor is known to the victim. More than half of the women victims do not take any steps (police, psych, associations ...).

The sexual assaults are the man who places his hands on a woman who is not consenting, it is the kiss extorted, forced masturbation ... There are fewer than 10,000 convictions per year. The recent campaign on the social networks, the testimonies that emerge each time an attack is denounced, the experience lived by each one of us testify that these aggressions are the standard more than the exception.

And what allows them is social tolerance for violence against women, and even beyond the image of the body of women as the public good of men. Sexual assaults are presented by the pub as aesthetic and exciting, newspapers minimize by titling "news items" and by apologizing to the attackers, politicians use among the women who surround them and almost all their friends find it normal. Men-led society minimizes sexual violence and protects its perpetrators.

Other violence against women

Sexual violence may include physical excision (which falls under the law on mutilation) and mental excision.

Physical excision is the ablation of the clitoris, more or less complete, more or less extended to neighboring areas. In 2004, there were more than 50,000 adult women circumcised in France. It is a practice that recedes, both in France (where it is condemned by the law and the courts, probably because the women are women) and in the countries of origin of migrant women. It remains a threat to hundreds of young girls in case of "returning home".

Mental excision is the fact that many girls, girls and women have no access to pleasure because they do not know that they have a clitoris, what it serves and that is the button Including sexual intercourse with a man. The cinema, literature, sex education books for young people, the sexo advice of printed cloths for women do not mention (or so little) the clitoris and its functioning. Every little boy knows how men have fun while many adult women have no idea how to get theirs, or believe that two must forget what they know by masturbating.

The sex education courses provided during schooling do not take place, and when they take place, they rarely involve associations able to speak respecting the consent and the body of the girls as well as the pleasure.

For a woman, knowing her body and clitoris means knowing that access to pleasure, alone or in pairs, does not require the intervention of a penis. Could it be the cause of ignorance maintained?

The law of porn and united capitalism also encourages the physical transformation of the sex of women, by convincing them that a natural female sex is ugly (besides being dirty). Mutilations are done legally by doctors: normalization of the size of the lips, small and large to get closer to the sexes-slots promoted by porn, tightening of the vagina (or rejuvenation) so that men "feel better", facelift Pubis, liposuction of the pubis and the lips ... Except for exception, these interventions have no medical justification. The only intervention (which appeared relatively recently, at the end of the 90s) that is really useful is the reconstruction of the clitoris.

Wall of vulva, one of the panels of the "Great Wall of Vagina" by Jamie Mc Cartney

Medical maltreatment has also recently been denounced: vaginal touch training on sleeping patients who are unaware of it, unnecessary episiotomies, sewing of the same episiotomies a little too tight (the "point of the husband"), abusive gynecological examination Neither explained nor necessary ...

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