A woman who happened to be a lesbian was attacked and brutally raped for 45 minutes on December 13.Â This is being labeled as a "hate crime."Â First, any person who is attacked and brutalized isn't loved.Â What is with the labels?Â Why is it good now to label someone, so we can call it another label: hate crime?
If I were attacked and raped, but I were a heterosexual woman, would that mean I suffered less?Â My attack would not be as news worthy?
What this woman suffered was a hate crime, but any crime like this is hate.Â We have to stop labeling people by religion, sexual orientation, color etc. if we want to put the fires of hatred out for good.