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A Victim of Racism, Sexism, Homophobia and Her Violent Lesbian Ex-Girlfriend

Posted on | November 16, 2012 | 11 Comments

WNBA star Jennifer Lacy, who was the victim of a frightening attack by her former teammate and ex-girlfriend Chamique Holdsclaw, today issued a statement via Twitter:

Last night when I blogged about Holdsclaw’s violent outburst, some readers wondered what the point was, so I explained:

What we are supposed to believe, according to political correctness, is that all problems experienced by homosexuals can be attributed to the hateful bigotry of homophobes. In much the same way, all problems experienced by black people are the result of racism, and all the problems of women are blamed on the oppressive sexist patriarchy. So when we encounter a black lesbian terrorizing her black lesbian ex-girlfriend, this is somewhat difficult for the politically correct to explain. However, if you dare to point out the seeming contradiction — the victims victimizing their fellow victims, without any prompting from straight white male oppressors — the politically correct will say that the mere fact that you noticed this makes you a sexist, racist homophobe.
Heads, they win the argument. Tails, you lose.
Never argue with a liberal. You’re only wasting your breath.

Here you have two eminently successful black lesbians in a tragic situation and — gosh darn it! — there’s no way a patriarchal white male racist homophobe can be blamed. This contradicts the Left’s politically correct victimhood narrative, which tells us that there must be a right-wing bogeyman to blame for everything. Meanwhile, Holdsclaw has been released on $100,000 bond:

judge in Atlanta on Friday set bond at $100,000 for ex-WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw, who was in jail on assault and weapons charges.
She is accused of firing a shot into a car belonging to 29-year-old Jennifer Lacy, who plays for the Tulsa Shock. Police say the 35-year-old Holdsclaw also used a bat to smash the car’s windows. Holdsclaw had been in custody at the Fulton County Jail.
No one was injured in the assault. Lacy told police that Holdsclaw was an ex-girlfriend and they were Atlanta Dream teammates in 2009. Holdsclaw was ordered to wear a monitoring device and have no contact with Lacy.

Just a few months ago, Holdsclaw was set to co-produce a lesbian-themed TV show, part of the “Gee, How Refreshingly Normal and Wholesome Gay People Are” cultural narrative — which we aren’t supposed to describe as part of a deliberate propaganda “agenda” — and this unfortunate incident has probably messed that up, too. In fact, her bizarre attack on Lacy messed up the whole narrative of Holdsclaw as a Heroic Survivor, as ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel writes:

Last weekend, [Holdsclaw] attended a conference in Orlando, Fla., for Active Minds, Inc., an organization that seeks to educate and encourage college students, in particular, about confronting mental health issues. Holdsclaw spoke on a panel there on Nov. 10, discussing athletes and mental health, and she tweeted about her experiences at the conference. The next day back home in Atlanta, Holdsclaw attended the Tennessee women’s basketball game at Georgia Tech. She cheered on her alma mater and posed for pictures, including with former Lady Vol teammate and current assistant coach Kyra Elzy.
Just two days later, according to Atlanta police, Holdsclaw attacked Lacy, who described herself as a former girlfriend. Many followers of the WNBA had been aware of the relationship.

Oh, really? Who were these “followers” who had been “aware of the relationship” that nobody in the press corps actually ever wrote about? Prior to the attack by her ex-girlfriend Holdsclaw, it wasn’t exactly public knowledge that Lacy and Holdsclaw had been lovers, was it?

That lesbianism is overwhelmingly common in the WNBA — well, I suppose “many followers” are “aware” of that, too. Rather than advertise this fact, however, the league’s marketing strategists keep it on the down-low in an effort to attract a “mainstream” fan base.

I mean, how many suburban parents are going to let their daughters go on a field trip to see the Professional Lesbian Role Models League?

Someone might call attention to the shoddy hypocrisy of this charade, were it not for the fact that (a) it could be construed as “homophobic” to call attention to the nearly ubiquitous lesbianism of WNBA players, and (b) only Republicans can ever be accused of hypocrisy.


  • Adjoran

    I am shocked – shocked – to find lesbianism going on in the WNBA.

    I suppose the next thing you are going to tell me is that there is rampant lesbianism in women’s golf, tennis, and softball, too.

    Oh well, after Obama was reelected, nothing can be truly surprising anymore.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Not in softball!

  • Todd

    As a gay liberal I read this site for entertainment value and some good points – That this story was covered by the mainstream media should be evidence enough that they are not in on the conspiracy. I mean why else would they publicize the bad acts of the groups they are supposed to be promoting. The answer is they are not. The truth is lesbian blacks probably shoot each other as much as phobic white straight people. That Ms Holdsclaw shot at someone is sad and tragic. As it is when any other lover takes violent action toward a former lover. Get over it – the story was covered because Holdsclaw is famous in women’s basketball – just like Tiger being chased with a golf club or countless other outrageous otherwise private episodes.
    Stick to why the story was covered at all – but skip the righteous crap – no one is making this a black or gay rights issue except you.

  • el_polacko

    having known quite a number of lesbian couples in my time, i can attest to the fact that they have a propensity toward duking it out when things go wrong in their relationships…guns, not so much…but this story doesn’t suprise me in the least.
    of course, this is not to say that violence in relationships is unique to lesbians nor that there aren’t plenty of lesbian relationships that never get violent…but the gals, generally speaking, do enjoy a good round of fisticuffs.

  • el_polacko

    sorry to break it you, bob, but a good friend of mine is batboy for a…gasp… lesbian softball team. it happens.

  • jsn2

    You and El Polacko seem to have a knowledge of lesbian life most are unfamiliar with and agree lesbians are violent. FBI stats indicate blacks are more violent and now we find out lesbians tend to violence which makes black lesbians a bit more violent than others. If these are facts why get pissy?

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  • Dai Alanye

    Is it appropriate to call people in a homosexual relationship “lovers,” or would “lusters” be more accurate? There ought to be a law against abuse of the English language, to include penalties for profligate use of euphemisms.

  • todd

    Guess I felt like “part of the “Gee, How Refreshingly Normal and Wholesome Gay People Are” cultural narrative” was a gratuitous shot. I don’t particularly like the portrayal of Gay people on TV but – in fact a lot of gay people are refreshingly normal and wholesome. And repression of peoples sexuality like Ken Mehlman or Mark Foley is really quite problematic.

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