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Victorian man rapes transgender stepdaughter

Story Courier Mail Man Rapes Transgender Stepdaughter

This man is so sick in many ways, raping his stepdaughter and telling her no other man would want her and that she is lucky he is raping her.  Putting the rape aside for now, what sort of stepfather tells his own stepdaughter that no man would want her because she has had a sex change.  How does the fact that she was once a man change the person she is now and make it that no man would want her.

Who did he think he was to judge what other males might want or the act that his stepdaughter might even be interested in males.  Who did he think he was to tell her that her family disliked her now she had the sex change, most family love other family members no matter what, they don’t suddenly dislike family because of their life choices.

Very poor excuse to use that she is lucky he is raping her and using the excuse no other male would want her and that in doing so he was doing her a favour.  If he wanted to do her a favour it would have been to let her know he was supportive of her choice to become a female and let her know that as her stepfather he was fully behind her decision and that she was a beautiful person.  That she had the support of her family, not telling her, her family disliked her now.

Besides the trauma of being raped by her stepfather, this person now has to fight the mental and emotional abuse he gave her.  These are things that all have life long negative thoughts that will haunt a person for life, yes one might hide them for years but they always come back at various times and bring on severe depression.

Using threats to keep her silent and to be able to keep raping her by saying he would ruin her mother’s life, did he not think that if she had said something earlier, those threats would have been a negative threat as he would have ended up as the guilty party.  He obviously has no love for his wife as he could threaten to ruin her life and rape her now daughter who was once her son.

Saying he couldn’t help it because she had become such a beautiful woman and yet saying no man would want her, hello how did he not rape all the other beautiful women that are out there, oh wait, he wouldn’t have been able to bribe them into silence.  Such a sick and twisted male.

So often rape victims are silenced through fear of being ridiculed, blamed for the rape, told they deserved it for some reason or another or other ways.  Being a victim can lead to a feeling of total shame because it happened, that you feel shame because you feel it was your fault or that somehow you allowed it to happen.  A person should never be made to feel any of these or should never be raped in the first place, if one can’t control oneself, one should seek medical help whether through a psychologist or other medical means.

Thought of the day:  Rape through feeling like you have to have sex with a partner / spouse is often the most common form of rape and the least type to be reported.  When one feels that to show you love someone that you must perform some form of sexual interaction is something one should never feel or put up with.  If you truly love someone you would never make them feel like they need to have sex just because you feel like it.

History and the failure to learn from it

The past is seen as unimportant to many, one can often hear or see comments about ‘ That happened 200+ years ago, why is it important today? ‘.  History has a huge bearing on modern life, what happened in the past affects what is happening now.  If our ancestors didn’t meet or didn’t immigrate to here, we wouldn’t be here.

Throughout any nations and other countries history, it is shown how treatment of various races / groups of people create a situation that often goes bad.  The treatment of one race as slaves creates a resentment that goes on for generations, the forced segregation of various races only causes problems.  Even though history shows the errors, we still see forced segregation where if you are a certain race, you are forced to live in certain suburbs or remote areas.

Forced assimilation of cultures into another, forced denying of traditional teachings, these have led various races to lose their history, to lose their tradition languages in many instances.  The biggest group of people to fail to learn are the various governments from around the world, they are the guilty parties that make the rules for all this segregation and denying of traditional teaching.

We are often just as guilty, we see things in the media, we often fail to learn more than what we are taught or have seen on various media formats, either the news or social media.  I know at school it was taught how the British colonisation of various countries led to the betterment of the Indigenous people.  It was taught they were all savages, uneducated, uncivilized and not equal as humans as the British were.  Through the treatment of Indigenous people, the British at that time showed that they themselves were the uncivilized race.  Attitude towards Indigenous people today from many non Indigenous people remains to be uncivilized.

What we in general have failed to learn is how we are lied to by our government/s and how the mainstream media manipulates stories to make on race or group look bad.  The treatment from our government towards our Indigenous people has been a sour point to me ever since I was a kid in school and learning the history of Australian colonisation.  I have to admit that for many years I was a fence sitter, I saw in my eyes what was wrong, and thought there was nothing I could do about it.  It’s only in recent years that I thought about how by doing nothing I was a contributor to what was happening now, by not saying or doing anything about the injustice and wrongs I was seeing.

  • Historical Activity: The British claimed Australia in the name of the Queen without any compensation to the First People that were here.
  • Current Activity: Our current government is trying to force the Indigenous people to give back land they want on so called leases.
  • Historical Activity: Our earliest governments tried hard to ensure total genocide against our Indigenous people, along with slavery, stealing of children, forced lifestyle changes and many other things.
  • Current Activity: Our government has been forcing a form of segregation by forcing our indigenous people into forming communities in the most remote and inhospitable areas, then when they think they can make money from mining etc, try force the closure and retaking of said land.

In recent times, ( withing last 10 years) a major story run by the government and through mainstream media was one about that child abuse was rampart in certain Indigenous communities.  The government used this as a excuse to run intervention laws, limiting the ability of those in those communities to live lives with the rights and freedoms that non indigenous people take for granted.  Out of the 7,700+ cases investigated by the intervention doctors a maximum of 4 possible cases were found.  How can one not see the injustice done towards our indigenous people and how historical events still have a bearing today.  Did the government and media make a apology to the Indigenous people for such a slanderous attack on the Indigenous people as a whole? NO!.

The above case I only found recently through watching quite a few documentaries recently, it is a real insight into how the media portrays what it wants, even demoralizing a whole race of people through lies.  I included it in this blog as a example of just how the media can manipulate a story to cause a bad image of any group of people.

Since the British came here and through successive governments till the current one, there has been the making of people that are made to feel they belong nowhere, that even on their own traditional land that they don’t own it.  What I mean by that is even when the government grants them ownership and full rights ( as long as the government can control it still ) , they have the knowledge that when it suits the government they will turn around and make a way they can move them off.

Our government still uses bribery and trickery to try make our Indigenous people to give up their traditional lands, oh you need more houses in that community, well give us the land back on a long term lease and we’ll build x amount of houses, then only build a couple and say “Sorry no money to build more”.  If as a government, you originally steal the land from the Indigenous people, then give them semi ownership by making a clause you must live as we say, you are in a way treating them as slaves and a lower form of human being.

If we as civilized people sit on a fence and say nothing in protest against injustice or say something in support to oppressed  people, we are no better than the oppressors.  If we as a so called civilized people, stand by watching any injustice to any race or any group of people, we are just as bad as those doing the injustice.

Regarding Australia Day / Invasion Day, if we sit there and the only comment one can give is that it happened in the past and has no bearing now, we aren’t looking at the whole picture.  You aren’t looking at what the day means to those that were living here originally, those that had their land stolen.

How as a nation we can show we have learnt from our history and make changes that will lead towards a healing process.

  • Full recognition of our first people as the rightful owners of this land.
  • Full recognition that our first people are the sovereign people of this land.
  • Ensure that we are all treated as equal and have the same rights and freedoms.
  • Ensure that our government doesn’t take back land that our First People have finally been given as the rightful owners of such land.
  • Recognize that to our Indigenous people our day of celebration the colonisation of this land is to them a day of mourning.  That it is a day marking the theft of their land, culture, traditions and their freedom as a people of this land.
  • Giving our Indigenous people full control of their land, the right to teach traditional skills and languages, ensuring the full protection of sacred lands and ensuring they have full rights of control of these sites.

The above are only a few ways that I think we can show we have taken note of our history and that of our true First and Sovereign people and are trying to replace the wrongs and negatives with some positive actions.  We can’t right the wrongs, we can’t undo the damage done, we can though change the present and the future.

We as a nation should try stand as one, to acknowledge our history, show that we don’t blame the current generation for any wrongs done by or towards our ancestors, that we are willing to embrace each other as brothers and sisters in this great country we live in.  If we don’t join together and become as one people, we won’t have any land that belongs to us, it is gradually being sold off bit by bit to investors from foreign countries.

Historical and the current activities of our governments are becoming one and the same thing, the British stole this land from the First People, the current government is selling it.  If we see great indignation in seeing this country sold bit by bit, why can’t we see how the theft of this land from our Indigenous people is still of great heartbreak today after all the years that have passed by.

We as brothers and sisters of this nation, need to stand as one to make the changes needed, we as citizens of this land known as Australia can make our government make the right changes by letting them know what our will is for our government to do.

The above is my own personal thoughts and opinions on how we haven’t learnt as a nation from our history.  No disrespect meant to any individual or to any group, I write what I think and feel is right and wrong with various subjects.  I try look at everything from different views.

Thought for the day:

Instead of selling our farms to foreign investors, why doesn’t our government return that land to the rightful owners, that being our First People ?  Some possible benefits as I see it, firstly if the farms produce a profit then that profit could be poured back into other communities that our Indigenous people own.  If they are failing as farms as such, it might be beneficial if traditional food was grown as it is proven that the foods that the Indigenous people ate were very healthy.  I just think that it makes more sense to give back to our First People land that is being sold off to foreign owners.



21st Century Australia

For a civilized and modern country we have some quite uncivilized actions by quite a few people.  Thankfully not all of us are of the mind that the following are okay, though many do think some of the following actions are okay.  We really need to join together and bring back the fun loving, laid back lifestyle that we were known to have.

  1. Religious Discrimination:  Because of the extremist of certain religions many have no tolerance towards these religions and would like to deport every follower of them.  Yes some of their religious teachings and beliefs go against what we believe is okay, especially in this age of time.  Not everyone that follows some of these religions take it to the extreme and do try mix their religious beliefs into what we of the western world think is okay by either religious or moral beliefs.  At one stage we were known as a country that were tolerant of all religions.
  2. Violence:  Lately it seems that unprovoked violence is on the increase with coward attacks on innocent individuals that have ended up with severe injuries or deaths.  Sadly there is too often violent clashes between different races, groups, even neighbours on regular intervals.  It would be a nice thing if we as a nation could lead the world in being a country where we fully embrace different races and cultures, be a country where it is safe to go out at all hours and not have the possibility of being attacked.
  3. Domestic Violence:  Something that happens world wide, much as the above section on violence, something that needs serious work to eliminate any form of domestic violence.  Domestic violence isn’t just physical, it is also entails emotional abuse, bullying, degradation and other aspects.  This is something that isn’t only committed by one sex towards the other, it is committed by all family relationships or partner relationships of any kind.  A lot of the time the victim is afraid to stand up for themselves, to leave the relationship or feel they can’t leave, especially minors.
  4. Racial discrimination / Racism:  That this is quite prevalent and our government by laws / acts that are enacted are guilty of enacting racist activities.  Any law that targets one race and either segregates, belittles or causes one race to have certain laws that takes away their freedom is a form of Apartheid.  Our Indigenous people are treated as a lower class of people, even our government treats them as such.  We are in the 21st century, historical racism and treatment of our First People that is still occurring and should never have happened needs to be stopped in its track.  There is no place for racism in this time of living, while history can’t be changed the current and future situation can be and must be changed, this includes all forms of racism.
  5. Attacks against basic rights and freedoms:  The attack against various groups by limiting their freedoms in anyway goes against the basic freedoms that we are all meant to enjoy.  There are various laws / acts that limit the freedom of certain groups to either associate with other members of listed groups, to work in certain jobs, to have a alcoholic drink even in their own yard and limit other activities that we in general take for granted as our right.

No matter what you believe or think of certain groups of people, whether they be of outlaw motorcycle clubs or of a certain race or religion, we are all meant to have the same basic rights and freedoms.  There is no justification in making laws that target certain groups when there were already laws in place that could be used.  Unless you are of any of the targeted groups there is no real understanding by many of how it changes even your own family situation.  Some of the things we take as granted but others face being arrested for or face high fines.

  • Meeting friends in a public place or traveling in a group.
  • Having a drink when finished work for the day and getting home to have a quiet drink on your own property.
  • Attending a funeral for a loved one or a friend.
  • Working in a job that might have worked in for 30 plus years.
  • Being able to partake and teach traditional skills or cultural heritage, having their own language not allowed to be taught in local schools.

The above are only the tip of the iceberg in regards to some of the various laws that are enforce in these modern times.  Anyone that has no criminal history should not have their freedom and rights taken away, just because they are of a certain race or are a member of any club, organization or religion.  There should never be any law that states because a person belongs to a certain group, they should serve 15-25 years over what the current sentence is for that particular crime.

In 200+ years since the British invaded this country, there has been no protection of the rights and freedoms we enjoy for our Indigenous People, it has been the complete opposite. We are the only country that the British invaded that has never recognized the First People as being the sovereign people of this country. Australia is the only country that breaks U.N. agreements on the treatment of it’s Indigenous people, this a big shame and a disgrace to all of us.

We all need to stand together and get our governments to rethink laws that discriminate against people for being of a certain race or being a member of certain groups, we need to make sure that every individual has the same rights and freedoms.  Our governments are gradually taking our rights and freedoms away, bit by bit, group by group, much as governments did many years ago in other countries.  Our government is meant to serve us, to ensure that we are all equal under the law, to be equal in all ways, to make this country a fair place for all, not to take away rights and freedoms from certain groups.

What sort of government steals land from the original owners, then proceeds to try wipe them out, treat them like slaves, destroys their culture and traditional teachings for over 200 years and continues to treat them as a lower class of citizen not worthy of the same basic freedoms and rights as the rest of us.  In areas our Indigenous people had their rightful rights to their traditional lands returned, then our various governments decide they want that land for development or for mining and then force the rightful owners to leave and or lease back the land.

My thoughts on some changes that need be done to make this a country that is a world leader in the treatment of every citizen no matter of race, religion or association to others.

  1.  A bill of rights that replaces our constitution and makes all have the same protection and rights as each other.
  2.  A complete revision of laws and sentencing so that we are all equal under the laws.
  3.  A return of traditional and sacred land to our first people with full ownership rights that are protected for future generations.
  4.  Our governments to be fully open and accountable for all policies that are made, for referendums to be held for any changes to any laws that affect us in any way.
  5. Wages, pensions and entitlements by our politicians to be asset tested as are pensions and payments to anyone on benefits.
  6. Full recognition of our First People as the true sovereign people of this land.

Feel free to share or comment as interested in seeing other opinions as it always opens the mind up to seeing how others think.

Cheers, wishing all a great day.