State deputy Rosa Amorim filed a police report (BO) after receiving, on August 15th, a message in her institutional email with threats of corrective rape as a form of “lesbian cure”. The author of the e-mail also insinuates that she knows the parliamentarian’s personal data, such as her address and the message, with lesbophobic content, treats homosexuality as a disease to be cured. The threat takes place precisely in the month of lesbian visibility.
For Rosa, the threat represents an attempt to interfere with her parliamentary work and also with other women who have suffered threats like this one. “Several female deputies across the country have been receiving threats just like the one I received, which demonstrates remnants of the hate policy that has been practiced since the Bolsonaro government”, says Rosa, who adds: “They will not prevent us from being who we are or fight for our rights and not for the entire LGBTQIAPN+ community”.
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Rosa Amorim has already filed a police report this week so that appropriate measures can be taken to combat cyber crimes like this one. In a note, the office of the mandate states that “it has strategies in order to guarantee the safety of the deputy, which will be maintained”.
The case is not isolated. Last Sunday (20), the councilor of Belo Horizonte (MG) Iza Lourença (PSOL) released a note denouncing threats of corrective rape that she has been suffering since last week. According to the parliamentarian, she and her three-year-old daughter have been threatened through messages in her institutional e-mails since last Friday (18).
The same happened with councilor Monica Benicio (Psol) who will file a criminal complaint at the Police Station for the Repression of Computer Crimes (DRCI), this Tuesday (22), after receiving an email containing serious threats of “rape correction” as a form of “treatment” to reverse their sexual orientation.
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Source: BdF Pernambuco
Editing: Vanessa Gonzaga