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The Phenomenon of Corrective Rape in South Africa

Society & Culture  (tags: corrective rape, trial, lesbians, crime, violence, women, humans )

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Corrective rape, for those who haven't heard the term (it's less than ten years old, since it was just recently coined by human rights activists) is the criminal phenomenon where LGBT people, especially lesbians, are raped by a member of the opposite sex

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chris b. (2474)
Monday August 3, 2009, 2:22 am
Clearly there is a lot of education to be done! This problem is not just an African thing as hetrosexual males have a what is possibly a fear of either gay men or lesbians which interferes with their self image as macho males. Can't think of any logical reason why hetro men should feel threatened by lesbian or gay people but apparently it gives them an excuse to bash. convert or otherwise abuse them. Sadly the church does not provide a positive lead as it's out dated biblical interpretation gives some abusers a licence for their abuse!

Dee C. (23)
Monday August 3, 2009, 10:07 am
Such ignorance and stupidity..Someone needs to educate them..This should not be allowed to continue..
How many suffer in silence and fear..So sad..
Thanks Simone..
Sadly noted..

Mandi T. (441)
Monday August 3, 2009, 12:27 pm
Tx Simone

Dana H. (229)
Monday August 3, 2009, 3:30 pm
I signed a pledge at on this very article and have had many discussions. Glad to see it posted here as well. TYVM Simone.

Dana H. (229)
Monday August 3, 2009, 3:32 pm
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Jamie Clemons (282)
Monday August 3, 2009, 5:21 pm
its a hate crime. throw them in jail with bubba.

mary f. (195)
Monday August 3, 2009, 5:42 pm
thanks simone this is dreadful

Sheila G. (267)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 3:48 am
so what punishment do these 'men' receive for their rape of a woman? there is none, there is no protecting the woman, how many men are raped for having sex with other men? just another excuse for bastards to victimize women with the sanction of the law.
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