Earlier: Lesbians And Domestic Disputes
Self-identifying lesbians appear to be fading away numerically as young women of the sapphic persuasion are increasingly persuaded to declare themselves males and take male hormones. But old questions about lesbian domestic violence were revived this week—Is it really as common as cops and emergency room workers say? If so, why are lesbians so violent toward each other?—with a couple of spectacular news stories about violent Asian-American lesbians.
The better known one is NYPD policewoman Yvonne Wu murdering her ex-girlfriend in a lesbian love triangle.
But the Japanese Mt. Holyoke professor seems even crazier. From the Greenfield Recorder:
By DOMENIC POLI
Published: 10/15/2021 4:35:03 PM
GREENFIELD—A Superior Court judge is mulling the sentencing of Rie Hachiyanagi after the Mount Holyoke College professor pleaded guilty Friday to nine charges stemming from a December 2019 incident in which she used a fire poker, a rock and pruning shears to attack a colleague in the victim’s Leverett home.
Professor Hachiyanagi is from Sapporo, Japan and is a professor of art at Mount Holyoke, which proclaims itself: “Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. … As a women’s college that is gender diverse, we welcome applications from female, trans and non-binary students.”
It is the oldest of the Seven Sisters and is in the lesbian heavy Hampshires of Western Massachusetts. But lesbians are out of fashion. Some of them are so evil as to assert that fetishists in frocks are not real women.
… Lauret Savoy read her victim impact statement.
The victim is “A writer, teacher, photographer, and pilot, Lauret Savoy is also a woman of multiracial heritage. Her courses and writings explore the narratives we tell of the American land’s origins—and the narratives we tell of ourselves in this land, including the place of race.”
… Savoy, joined in the courtroom by dozens of supporters, read an impact statement in which she described the physical and emotional scars she sustained as a result of the four-hour attack that started late at night on Dec. 23, 2019, and continued into the early hours of Dec. 24.
The Mount Holyoke geology and environmental studies professor recalled the assault with excruciating detail and explained the physical trauma she still deals with. …
Savoy said Hachiyanagi, who she had considered a dear friend, repeatedly taunted her during the attack, telling her she would be blinded and disfigured before her murder. She also said Hachiyanagi, noticing the blood loss Savoy had sustained, told her victim she did not have much longer to live and then watched her bleed more.
Hachiyanagi also reportedly mentioned she wore a double layer of cream-colored surgical gloves during the attack so as to not leave her fingerprints behind.
“She expected to get away with murder—my murder,” the victim said.
… He said Hachiyanagi showed up at the victim’s home unannounced late at night and lurked in the shadows until Savoy saw something and asked who it was.
Hachiyanagi then reportedly revealed herself and said she wanted to talk about her feelings. But when Savoy invited her inside and turned her back to Hachiyanagi, the defendant unleashed a vicious attack while telling the victim she had loved her for years and she should have known that.
Savoy suffered bone breaks and a fracture in her face, many stab and puncture wounds, and significant blood loss. Thomas said Hachiyanagi even straddled the victim on the floor and repeatedly punched her.
Savoy was reportedly able to stop the attack and convince Hachiyanagi to call 911 by lying about having reciprocating feelings for her. Hachiyanagi reportedly portrayed herself to responding state troopers as Savoy’s savior, but her account of what happened quickly unraveled and she was arrested.
Hachiyanagi’s attempted third-party defense in court crumbled once Savoy found the bloodied surgical gloves from the attack hidden in a pair of shorts months after the attack.
Has anybody ever figured out whether the stereotype of lesbians being highly prone to domestic violence is really true? Not all stereotypes are true. One apolitical old stereotype among cops and ER workers that has faded since the 1970s is that people go especially crazy during full moons. I haven’t heard that one in awhile. I recall somebody looked into it and it didn’t pan out, much to my disappointment.
If it is true, why?