From : movetheclouds
When I first expressed intent to write about women assaulting women, I faced much objection from the community. I have been told point blank that this either does not exist, or does not happen often enough to be pertinent even after I shared my stories of various degrees of same sex abuse.
The few who do acknowledge this issue exists are afraid to voice it out under the flimsy excuse that the community is not ready. To this, I say that there is never a good time to address thorny issues like these. I am also told that it might give others the impression that lesbian relationships are dysfunctional. Going by the same logic, are heterosexual pairings not equally screwed up, given the amount of media attention dedicated to men assaulting women?
Coming up with this article is not easy at all. However, I believe that this issue needs to be brought out into the open. By sweeping it under the carpet, we are revictimising those who have experienced some form of female assault, driving them further into their closets of repressed fear, guilt and shame.