A Woman From Argentina Used Garden Shears To Cut Off The Penis of A Man Who Allegedly Attacked Her

A 26-year-old architect has been arrested after reportedly cutting off a man’s penis after he allegedly attacked her. The incident, which happened over the weekend in Nueva Cordoba, Argentina, has been gaining the attention of Twitter users.

According to reports, Brenda Barattini used a set of garden shears to cut off the penis of a man who had been inside of her apartment and in her bed at the time.

“There’s justification for what happened,” said Carlos Nayi, Barattini’s lawyer, as reported by Metro UK. “The information I’ve received is that she was the victim of a sex attack.”

Nayi claims that Barattini had allowed the 40-year-old man, who has been identified only as Sergio F., into her apartment because he’s an acquaintance through her brother.

“Once inside, instead of removing a musical instrument as he was supposed to, he attacked her sexually and she assumed a defensive attitude. Whether or not she acted excessively is for the courts to decide,” the lawyer explained.

However, Sergio F.’s lawyer, Eduardo Perez, says his client has a different story.

Perez explained that Sergio F. and Barattini had been seeing each other intimately for several months.

“They were in the middle of things. He wasn’t asleep. They began with a sexual game in which he was blindfolded,” Perez said. “There is evidence that was at the crime scene.”

State prosecuting attorney, Bettina Croppi, says word is still out on whose story matches up with the evidence, but what she does know is that Sergio F.’s condition is “very serious” and that it’s very likely he “lost the ability to be able to father children.” His lawyer also

The attorney also confirmed that the two did appear to know each other, but that the status and nature of their relationship remains unclear. Croppi confirmed that by the time police and paramedics arrived Sergio F. was not tied up and was being helped by neighbors. Perez says Sergio F. is still in the ICU. Gruesome photos from the scene depict images of the alleged weapon and bloody sheets.

For now, Barattini will be undergoing a psychiatric evaluation before facing questioning from authorities involved in the case. She has yet to provide a statement, but has undergone tests to determine whether not she had been raped or sexually attacked.

The case has quickly thrown users across Twitter  back to the Lorena Bobbitt case, which played out in 1993.

In that case, Lorena Bobbitt who goes by her maiden name, Gallo, had allegedly suffered years of domestic abuse and rape at the hands of her husband, John Bobbitt. Gallo chopped off Bobbitt’s penis with a knife while he was sleeping, and then threw it out of her car window while fleeing the scene. A jury ultimately acquitted Bobbitt of rape and determined Gallo was not guilty due to insanity.

The Barattini case has also outraged those who feel the media has been more focused on the penis rather than the allegations of abuse that led up to the incident.

In the above tweet, one user writes: “The media are concerned that Brenda Barattini had scissors for pruning under her bed, but they raped the girl, and well, those things happen. I’m fed up.”

While some are championing Barattini, others believe she went too far. The only general agreement is that it’ll be interesting to see how the story unravels over the course of the investigation and trial.

Read: Here’s The Story Of Lorena Bobbitt, The Ecuadorian Woman Who Cut Off Her Abusive Husband’s Penis And Got Away With It

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Amazon’s New Series Examines The Infamous Lorena Bobbitt Case And The Dichotomy Of The Sexes When It Comes To Sexual Assault Trials

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Amazon’s New Series Examines The Infamous Lorena Bobbitt Case And The Dichotomy Of The Sexes When It Comes To Sexual Assault Trials

Few household names bring to mind the story of a man’s dismembered genitals like the one of Lorena Bobbit. The Ecuadorian-born woman, best known for severing her husband’s penis with a kitchen knife while he slept, emerged as an appalling headline emblematic of the dichotomy of the perspectives of the sexes. One point of view saw her as a symbol of female resistance in the face of brutal and abusive male toxicity. The other, as a maniacal and sex-obsessed Latina who chopped off her husband’s penis in a bout of jealous rage. Director and producer Jordan Peele sets out to explore the sensational scandal that captured our country’s attention in the summer of 1993 and continues to spark shock, awe, and debate.

“Lorena” is a four-part docuseries directed by Joshua Rofé and distributed by Amazon. This week, its trailer dropped stirring a mass of excitement and anticipation online.

In the trailer, Bobbitt, the lawyers part of the trial,  and those who watched it play out examine the media firestorm twenty-six years later.

Unlike true crime series as of late, “Lorena” promises not only to examine the actual crime and actions of its criminals and victims but to also review the events of the story within the context of other significant sex scandals of the nineties. Scenes from the trailer recall major moments. Flashes of Anita Hill testifying about pubic hairs and coke cans for the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas and bits of the Bill Clinton sex scandal bring to mind a time in the early 90s when two genders clashed extensively. As one interviewee in the series trailer notes “it’s still going on.” It’s an utterance that highlights the relevance of the Lorena Bobbitt story in our modern era where the conversation on equality and treatment feels like a rerun of the discussions and debates taking place a quarter of a century ago. Is it possible that Bill Cosby and his former intern popped up in headlines related to #MeToo and that our country watched another man accused of sexual harassment was sworn into the Supreme Court because we failed to make just judgments the first time? Rofé’s revisitation of the trial leads one to expect that it will do its best to do so while reflecting on our past and current conversations related to abuse of power and gender dynamics.

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Blac Chyna Just Became A Victim Of Revenge Porn Yet Again And People Are Cruelly Victim Blaming Her For It

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Blac Chyna Just Became A Victim Of Revenge Porn Yet Again And People Are Cruelly Victim Blaming Her For It

In 2014, outrage streamed from nearly every mainstream media outlet when high-profile celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst had their nude photos leaked for the world to see. News outlets, the Internet and even the FBI roared for justice on behalf of the entertainment darlings, their privacy and their bodies — but the same couldn’t be said for the women of color violated by the leaks.

Celebrities like Gabrielle Union and Rihanna were also victims of the hack, but they were given far less sympathy and attention than their white female counterparts. Four years later, a recent attack against reality star Blac Chyna is a reminder that little has changed.

On Monday, the part-Dominicana became the target of revenge porn when a sex tape she was featured in was leaked for the world to see.

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Just eight months after the star, born Angela Renée White, was publically violated by Rob Kardashian when he leaked explicit photos of her to Instagram, the mother-of-two has become a victim of revenge porn once again. According to TMZ, a sex tape involving both Chyna and her ex-boyfriend Mechie was leaked on Monday. A representative for Mechie confirmed to the entertainment news outlet that the leaked video was of himself and Chyna but had not been released by him.

In a statement made by her lawyer, Chyna announced her intentions to fight back by filing a police report.

Still, the response to the abuse has been nothing short of misogynistic and racist.

Comments on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook reveal a multitude of jokes at Chyna’s expense, including remarks that chalk the leaks up to her previous work as a stripper. Not only has the social media conversation surrounding the incident dabbled in racism, anti-fat bias and sex work-shaming, it has brought a heavy dose of victim blaming to the table as well.

The reactions further prove that we have a major “perfect victim” profile problem on our hands.

The latest attack against Chyna is proof that even in the age of #MeToo, women who aren’t considered to be “perfect victims” will stumble to receive support. Blac Chyna, a Black woman of Dominican descent who is also a former sex worker, is the victim of revenge porn, and yet the violation of her privacy is fodder for laughs and sexist “lessons” from slut-shamers.

As a society, we have long propped up the notion that women who exhibit their bodies automatically signed away their right to give consent. Studies have shown that women of color, particularly Black women, tend to be met with criticism and a lack of empathy when their bodies are violated. In instances where these women have voluntarily embraced or displayed their sexuality in some form or another, they are doubly cheated out of the respect, compassion and empathy they deserve.

Blac Chyna’s leaked tape is a reminder that we have to start standing up for all women.

There are many reasons why survivors of assault keep silent and avoid seeking help after facing an incident of abuse. Chastising and blaming women for their appearances, work and actions is a massive part of that. By allowing others to do this to Blac Chyna we only reinforce notions that women, especially those of color, who are assaulted or attacked somehow deserved it.

Read: This Latina Living With Cystic Fibrosis Calls Her Wheelchair Her Greatest Fashion Accessory

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