The link below is graphic in both photographic and literary content. The women, Mallory Owens, was beaten viciously, and it has been alleged the attack took place because she was a lesbian dating the assailants brother.
It is hard for me to understand the “why” in all of this. Why gay and lesbian sexuality (or any non normative sexuality) inspires such aggression and fear to the point of physical assault.
I do understand. I mean I know the stated reasons about the fear and aggression. And I also understand and have heard the cultural, normative, etc etc etc reasons for oppression. But I just don’t get what makes a person beat the hell out of someone for being different. I’m glad I don’t get it.
I hope that clarity will be found and if this is indeed a hate crime, that it will be prosecuted as such, but beyond that (for prisons are just gonna create more hate and violence, or at least it seems that way), I hope he gets some therapy, long term, and some counseling, true counseling.
I hope she heals in both body and spirit.