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Cleveland DJ Advocates “Corrective” Rape For Man’s Lesbian Daughter

Cleveland DJ Dominic Deiter endorsed “corrective” rape after a father who suspects his daughter may be lesbian emailed him. Deiter declared “You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight.” The father had found his daughter kissing another girl.

There has been a great deal of uproar over this. This is a common way of thinking. There is a societal belief that all a lesbian needs to have happen is that she have sex with a man- forcibly or not- and she will magically become straight.

GLAAD has received numerous complaints about the incident, which came during “Rover’s Morning Glory” radio program on WWMS 100.7 FM, which is part of Clear Channel Communications.

GLAAD Director of News & Field Media Aaron McQuade stated GLAAD’s Director of News & Field Media Aaron McQuade says “It was appalling and dangerous for this show to tell a father that he should have one of his friends rape his daughter. That’s essentially how Dieter responded to this listener, and this is no laughing matter in a world where people are too often the victims of violence and sexual assault based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation. And Dieter gave this vile advice to everyone who was listening, including educators, parents and children – sending the message that it’s okay to physically or sexually abuse people who are perceived to be gay.”

While “corrective” rape has been commonly discussed in relation to South Africa, there are several instances in the United States where this occurs. While gay men are more apt to be beaten or assaulted, lesbians are often raped. Occasionally, the rape is brutal enough to require years of physical and psychological therapy to recover from.



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4 Responses to Cleveland DJ Advocates “Corrective” Rape For Man’s Lesbian Daughter

  1. Julie

    January 5, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. My comment was admittedly too snarky, perhaps because I can relate also. Unfortunately, I think far too many of us can.

    • Bridgette P. LaVictoire

      January 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      I worded things poorly. Sometimes that happens, unfortunately.

      But, yeah…far too many women live with these scars, and a few men. I knew a man who was raped. This was a decade ago. He was raped twenty years prior and still suffered from the effects.

      Take care, and thank you for commenting

  2. Julie

    January 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    “Occasionally” isn’t accurate (citing last line). I have yet to meet a woman who wasn’t still psychologically working out the effects of sexual assault years after the incident. I wish parents would teach their daughters self defense and their sons what happens to a woman after she’s been raped.

    • Bridgette P. LaVictoire

      January 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm


      The ‘occasionally’ here mostly refers to the physical effects. And actually, they should also teach the boys about what happens to men when they’re raped. There are a lot of men who get raped, but very few people believe them.

      But I do know about the psychological trauma all too well, and how persistent it is.