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http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/world/africa/corrective+rape+in+south+africa+/3027797
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/12/eudy-simelane-corrective-rape-south-africa

Apparently a quarter of women in South Africa are raped by the time they're 16. Something like 1 in 2 women will be raped at some point in their life. There's also a wave of what is known as "corrective rape" happening: women are raped for being lesbians.

There's not really much I can say.

Date: 2009-03-12 08:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bitospud
Also (sorry to jump between different places to comment on this story), WTF is the logic in raping lesbians to convince them that straight sex is better? Are these men really so deluded that they think rape is a pleasurable experience and that they're such skilled lovers that forcing themselves on women will 'teach' them to enjoy penetration??

Argh again.

(and I'm not going to get started on the latest UK survey and how many people think women are 'asking for it' by drinking, dressing how they like, etc etc.)

Edith

Date: 2009-03-12 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cybik.livejournal.com
I think I read earlier that 16% of rapists think the victim enjoys it... - refering to the South Africa report.
Edited Date: 2009-03-12 09:01 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-03-12 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] henriksdal.livejournal.com
I'll probably post about this better tomorrow, when I am sober - but it made me shudder for the amount of time my younger self was threatened with this, or the amount of tiems i've been told that I "just need a good seeing to" to "cure" me. Thank f*ck in my life it's only rarely been anything more than verbal threats; but tThe shit I just read about going down in South Africa is horrific. utterly so. how they can be permitted to host the World Cup is just insulting. I am so angry right now.

Date: 2009-03-13 12:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yerba-m8te.livejournal.com
The situation makes my blood boil & feel sick with the injustice of it.

Its not the victim's pleasure thats at issue, it is breaking her will to heterosexual submission of her attacker. One persons desire to control another

Often it stems from the offenders' insecurities or lack of power in his own life, that cause him to believe the only way to prove he is not inferior as a 'man' to say, the next person who can hold a job, keep a stable relationship and family together, and maybe do a car engine oil change...even if that person happens to be female.

Date: 2009-03-13 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cybik.livejournal.com
I agree. It's abhorrant. I'd say inhuman, but really it's on of the most human things to do: to deliberately hurt someone to make yourself feel stronger/better.

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